Akwaaba! I am Nana Kra Kwamina II, Provost of Obokese University of Excellence. In the United States I am known as Dr. Kwa David Whitaker, Esq., and, I am so very pleased that you are taking this opportunity to learn about the unique university.
Obokese University, beginning September 21, 2020, will provide a robust offering of digital development offerings. These, among others, will consist of free videos, lectures, and presentations concerning the REAL HISTORY OF AFRICAN people from antiquity’s golden ages; through the forced migrations from norther Africa, along the Nile, to the south and the establishment of the great empires of Old Ghana, Songhai, Mali, and Benin—to name but a few; through the continuing migrations to West Africa; followed by the kidnapping, false imprisonment and forced migration to the Americas between 1500 and 1802; through the sale and brutal experiences of enslavement until the end of the civil war (1865); through the terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow Legislation, the Dred Scott Decision (1857), Plessey vs. Ferguson’s “separate but equal ruling” (1896); through African colonialization caused by the Berlin Conference (1884-1885) to modern day post-colonial Africa and the ugly legacies of neo-colonialism that pervades the continent; through America’s civil rights era and the Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education (1955) to present day challenges to racism, white supremacy and demands for justice, reparations and systemic change.
The importance of African’s gaining a clear understanding and appreciation of their true history cannot be overstated. As stated by the Honorable Marcus M. Garvey ‘A people without a knowledge of their story is like a tree without roots…” Reconnecting African people to their historical roots will be facilitated by the principle scholars below—and others too numerous to mention. Each has an extensive youtube presence that can be explored in conjunction with the OUE’s free history offerings. They will also offer specific courses, training sessions and lectures that will be open for registration in there near future.