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Sun, Feb 18


Sankofa Video Books & Cafe'

Global Assignment: The Life & Times of Runoko Rashidi Film Screening Fundraiser

We are so happy to be screening the Film Global Assignment: The Life and Times of Runoko Rashidi! All proceeds from this film fundraiser to support the completion of Haile Gerima's next movie, BLACK LIONS - ROMAN WOLVES. Special thanks to Tony Browder and WPFW for the partnership!

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Global Assignment: The Life & Times of Runoko Rashidi Film Screening Fundraiser
Global Assignment: The Life & Times of Runoko Rashidi Film Screening Fundraiser

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Sankofa Video Books & Cafe', 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA


About The Event

Runoko Rashidi was an anthropologist and historian with a major  focus on what he calls the Global African Presence–that is, Africans  outside of Africa before and after enslavement.  He is the author or  editor of twenty-two books, the most recent of which are My Global Journeys in Search of the African PresenceAssata-Garvey and Me: A Global African Journey for Children in 2017 and The Black Image in Antiquity in 2019.  His other works include Black Star: The African Presence in Early Europe, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2011 and African Star over Asia: The Black Presence in the East, published by Books of Africa in London in November 2012 and revised and reprinted in April 2013, Uncovering the African Past: The Ivan Van Sertima Papers, published by Books of Africa in 2015.  His other works include the African Presence in Early Asia, co-edited by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima.  Four of Runoko’s works have been published in French.

About Senghor Baye:

Senghor Baye retired from the National Association of Social Workers in 2008 and  has worked as an Aid to Seniors. He has served on many Boards of Non  Profit Organizations. Baye is a volunteer with Ithings2collardgreens Inc and is a devoted Garveyite/Universal PanAfrican Nationalist.  He currently serves as Liaison Executive Officer Of UNIA/ACL RC2020 Div 330, is the Acting President of UNIA-ACL RC2020 Harambee Div 369, serves as 1st Assistant President General of UNIA-ACL RC2020 Parent Body, serves as Assistant to the Intl Secretariat of the PanAfrican Federalist Movement. He is a member of NCOBRA, APPEAL, Us Lifting Us, Black Star Action Network Intl  and several other entities working on behalf of the upliftment of  Africans at home and abroad

About Paul Coates: 

W. Paul Coates is the founder and director of Black Classic  Press, which specializes in republishing obscure and significant works by and  about people of African descent. A leader in the field of small publishers,  Coates founded BCP Digital Printing in 1995 to produce books and documents using digital print technology. Coates formerly served as an African American Studies reference and  acquisition librarian at Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research  Center. He is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University (M.S.L.S.), and  Sojourner-Douglass College. A former member  and Maryland State coordinator of The Black Panther Party, he was  instrumental in the establishment of the Black Panther Party Archives at  Howard University. Coates is co-editor of Black Bibliophiles and Collectors: Preservers of Black History (Howard  University Press, 1990). He formerly owned and operated The Black Book (1972 ’  1978), a Baltimore-based bookstore. His experience with the purchase, sale and  collection, and publishing of books by and about Blacks is a love affair that  has continued for more than three decades.


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