Oba T’Shaka Speaks in Celebration of Black History Month – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Oba T’Shaka Speaks in Celebration of Black History Month

Developing dedicated young black youth is the topic for the keynote event celebrating Black History Month.

February 27, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Oba T'Shaka, scholar-activist and public speaker, will give a talk titled “Developing Dedicated Young Black Youth” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, in Gulick Hall Room 100, on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. T'Shaka is the keynote speaker for the culminating event celebrating Black History Month at the Colleges.

T'Shaka is a professor at San Francisco State University, where he served as chairperson of the Black studies department between 1984-1996. T'Shaka has been active in the Black freedom movement since 1960. He led the largest and most effective Civil Rights Movement in the North for employment, overcoming 647 employers as chairman of San Francisco Congress on Racial Equality (CORE).

T'Shaka is currently national vice chairperson for the National Black United Front (NBUF) and is one of the principal architects of the African Centered Educational Movement, which led to the development of an African-centered discipline that incorporates physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics into the core discipline of Black studies. He also led the move to define ancient African philosophy as the foundation of the Black studies discipline.

The event, sponsored by Sankofa: The Black Student Union at the Colleges, is free and open to the public.