We are a Global People with a Global History.
Since the first modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) were of African birth, the African presence globally can be demonstrated through the history of the Black populations that have inhabited the world within the span of recent humanity. Not only are African people the aboriginal people of the planet, however, there is abundant evidence to show that Black people created and sustained many of the world's earliest and most enduring civilizations.
About Runoko Rashidi
Runoko Rashidi (b. 1954 - d. August 2, 2021) was a historian, research specialist, writer, world traveler, and public lecturer focusing on the African foundations of world civilizations. He was particularly drawn to the African presence in Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands, and coordinated numerous historic educational group tours worldwide.
Dr. Rashidi was highly sought after for radio, television, and newspaper interviews, having been interviewed on hundreds of radio broadcasts and TV programs. He made presentations at more than 125 colleges, universities, secondary schools, libraries, book stores, churches and community centers. On the international circuit he lectured in over 50 countries.
Dr. Rashidi was the author of Introduction to the Study of African Classical Civilizations. He edited, along with Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, The African Presence in Early Asia, considered "the most comprehensive volume on the subject yet produced". Dr. Rashidi also authored The Global African Community: The African Presence in Asia, Australia and the South Pacific. In December 2005 Dr. Rashidi released his first text in French, A Thousand Year History of the African Presence in Asia.
As a traveler, Runoko visited well over one hundred countries, colonies and overseas territories.
The Global African Presence
001 - The African Presence in India (Part One)
002 - The Life and Legacy of Joel Augustus Rogers