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African History Forums

3345 North Haverhill Road

West Palm Beach, FL 33417

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561-242-0001

Fax: 561-640-8081

Attention High School Students

Community Service Hours 

A community service program is available  for Palm Beach County high school students to earn community service credits. The African History Forum is a community service that provides fact based, comprehensive forums on African American history and culture. The African History Forum is a community service of the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church located at 3345 Haverhill Road. West Palm Beach, Florida. Admission is free and open to the public. The forums are held the third Saturday of each month at 3:00 pm.

All students are welcome. This is an opportunity for Palm Beach County High School students to enhance their knowledge of African history and culture and earn community service credits.

Contact information: Richard Shipley

Email: richardshipley3@bellsouth.net

Phone: 561-208-6509

Session 24 - The African Presence in Early Europe and the Empire of the Moors

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm

A community service, free admission and open to the public.

Session 23 - The African Presence in Ancient South America, Central America, Carribbean and North America

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 3:00 pm

Who are these three men in the painting? The historical accounts indicate the center figure is Don Francisco (de) Arobe. The other two men are his sons, Don Domingo, at the right, and Don Pedro, at the left. Each man holds a spear and wears an elaborate combination of Native American (indigenous) and Ibero-Spanish inspired clothing. On the actual painting, each man is identified by the title Don, a sign of respect in Latin-Hispanic culture at the time.

 

Free Admission and open to the public.

Session 22 - The African Presence in Early America Before Slavery

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 3:00 pm

Free Admission and open to the public.

Session 21 - The West African Country of Ghana

February 16, 2019, 3:00 pm

Presenters: GHANAMA. An organization of people from Ghana, Africa. Come and experience the culture, history, music and food of the West African country of Ghana.

Session 20 - The Malinke Ethnic Group of West Africa

January 19, 2019, 3:00 pm

Presenter: Amadou Ndione of Senegal West Africa. Free and open admission.

Session 19 - Arab/Asian Slave Trade in Africa and the Swahili Coast

December 15, 2018, 3:00 pm

Free and open admission.

Session 18 - Invasions of Africa Part 2 - Arab, Almovarids, Almohads

November 17, 2018, 3:00 pm

Free and open admission.

Session 17 - Invasions of Africa Part 1 - Hyksos, Assyrian, Persian Greek, Roman, Arab

October 20, 2018, 3:00 pm

Session 15 - Ethnolinguistic Groups of Africa Part 1: Congo-Niger

August 18, 2018, 3:00 pm

Admission is free to all interested.

Session 14 - Dogon People of Africa

July 21, 2018, 3:00 pm

Come out and learn about the Dogon people of Africa.  Admission is free to all interested.

Session 13- Classical African Civilizations: Zimbabwe Empire

May 19, 2018 - 3:00 pm

Free Admission. All are welcome.

Session 12 - The Majestic West African Empires: Ghana, Mali and Songhay

April 21, 2018, 3:00 pm

We will explore Ghana, Mali, Songhay in this session.  Free admission.

Session 11 - Celebrating Women's History Month

March 17, 2018 - 3:00 pm

A Tribute to Black Women Liberators Ancient and Modern. This session will highlight women of character, courage and committment. Free Admission.

Session 10 - Revisiting the Civil Rights Movement 1950-1970

Dr. Cathy Pressey, Speaker: Educator and Historian

Join our event as we revisit the Civil Rights Movement and are entertained by the Faith's Place Steel Band. Free Admission.

Session 9 - A View of Ethiopia Today

January 20, 2018 - 3:00 pm

This session gives a view of modern-day Ethiopia.

Session 8 - Brian Knowles, Manager - African, African American, Latino and Gender Studies, School District of Palm Beach County

December 16, 2017

Topic: Misunderstandings, Misinterpretations and Misinformation about the African Diaspora.  Free admission and open to anyone interested.

Session 7 - A View of Ethiopia

November 18, 2017 - 3:00 pm

This forum will cover Ethiopia and provide samples of Ethiopian food.

Session 6 - Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Ethiopia

October 21, 2017 - 3:00 pm

This forum will cover Ethiopia in the 19th and 20th century.

Session 5 - Classical African Civilizations/Kingdoms: Ancient Kush (Nubia, Axum, Ethiopia)

September 16, 2017 - 3:00 pm

This forum will cover the ancient Kushites, Nubia,  Axum and the Zagwe Dynasty.

Session 4 - Classical African Civilizations/Kingdoms Part 2

August 19, 2017 - 3:00 pm

In this session we will continue to explore the Kemet and Nubia clvilizations.

Session 3 - Classical African Civilizations/Kingdoms

July 15, 2017 - 3:00 pm

In this session we will explore the Kemet and Nubia clvilizations.

Session 2 - Geography of Africa: African Origins of Humanity, Migration Patterns In and Out of Africa

June 17, 2017, 3:00 PM

If you love Geography, this session is for you.  We will travel through African and study the movement of it's people as they migrated in and out of Africa.

Session 1 - Introduction to African Historians - DVD A Great and Mighty Walk

May 17, 2017 3:00 PM

Do you know Chikh Anna Diop, Molefi Ansante, Yosef ben _Jochannan, or John Jackson?  Do you know their contributions to history? This session will introduce you to these historians as well as others who are worth knowing about.

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