Black History Studies


African History Before The Slave Trade


Abu Simbel


It is envisioned that the course will be wholly introductory to people who are complete novices to Black History. The course covers the development of high cultures in Africa before the coming of the Europeans and mass enslavement, the role of Africans in the early history of Nubia and Ancient Egypt and the role of Black people in the ancient civilisations of Asia, Europe and Central America.

All of the classes are highly visual two-hour PowerPoint presentations that cover some of the biggest stories in the ancient and medieval history of African People. The information itself is designed to inspire, challenge, and to provoke serious thought.

Course Content

Week 1: Africa Before the Slave Trade
Week 2: Black Presence in Early Civilisations of the World (including early Asia and America)
Week 3: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt
Week 4: Black Presence in Early Asia (including Sumer, Elam, Arabia and the Indus Valley)
Week 5: Black Civilisations of the Mediterranean (including Phoenicia, Carthage and the Moors)

Course Information:

Dates to be confirmed

Here are some comments from evaluations forms completed by past students:

“I enjoyed learning about my African origins and will continue my learning. This course has been an eye opener for me.”

“I came to this class with a small amount of knowledge regarding my ancestors. I feel this course was the correct amount of information to tickle my tastebuds regarding the history before slavery.”

“I liked the handouts giving references, combined with the lecturers expert knowledge on the subject. I also like to way the lecturer encouraged the group to ask questions no matter how trivial or basic they may have been.”

Places on this courses are limited.

Places are available on a strictly first come, first served basis and we anticipate that there will be a lot of demand for this course. 

If you would like to attend this course, please contact us for an enrolment form.

“What became of the Black People of Sumer?” the traveler asked the old man, “for ancient records show that the people of Sumer were Black. What happened to them?”
“Ah,” the old man sighed. “They lost their history, so they died.” –  A Sumer Legend

“Forgetting the names of ancient centers of importance was nothing compared to the tragedy of the Blacks in forgetting-almost completely forgetting-the very art of writing which they themselves invented! This is one of the most tragic losses, to repeat, that was ever suffered by a whole people.” – Dr. Chancellor Williams

“The events which transpired five thousand years ago; Five years ago or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now; five years From now or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event.” – Dr. John Henrik Clarke

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