Black Ancestors : Historian Dr Ivan Van Sertima transits

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  1. SeekingMaat

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    The Guyana Cultural Association New York Inc. /Guyana Folk Festival committee yesterday announced the passing of Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, a former professor of the University of Rutgers and an important son of Guyana’s soil.
    Ivan Van Sertima, born January 26, 1935, is a Guyanese-British historian, linguist and anthropologist noted for his Afrocentric theory of pre-Columbian contact between Africa and the Americas.

    Van Sertima was born in Kitty when Guyana was still a British colony and remained a British citizen up until his demise. Van Sertima’s, father Frank Obermuller, was a trade union leader. Van Sertima completed his primary and secondary education then commenced poetry writing.
    In 1959 he began pursuit of his university education in London where, in addition to producing an array of creative writings; he completed undergraduate studies in African languages and literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London in 1969, and graduated with honours.
    During his studies he became fluent in Swahili and Hungarian dialects.

    He worked for several years in Great Britain as a journalist, delivering weekly broadcasts to the Caribbean and Africa. In doing field work in Africa, he compiled a dictionary of Swahili legal terms.
    In 1970 Van Sertima immigrated to the United States, where he entered Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey for graduate work.
    Van Sertima began his more than 30-year teaching career at Rutgers as an instructor in 1972 and completed his master’s degree in 1977. He was Associate Professor of African Studies in the Department of Africana Studies.

    Van Sertima has written books in which he argues that the Ancient Egyptians were black and his 1976 book “They Came Before Columbus” was a bestseller and achieved widespread fame for his claims of prehistoric African influences in Central and South America.
    It did not receive much professional attention when published, and has been criticized by academic specialists.
    On July 7, 1987 Van Sertima appeared before a United States Congressional committee to challenge giving credit for the discovery of America to Christopher Columbus.

    http://www.kaieteurnews.com/2009/05/29/guyanese-dr-ivan-van-sertima-passes-at-74/

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    Dr. Van Sertima passed away peacefully and quickly at home on Memorial Day, May 25th.

    Funeral will take place this
    Saturday, May 30,
    2009

    The Riverside Church
    490 Riverside Drive
    New York NY 10027

    May his legacy continue to educate, inspire and motivate Afrikans globally to remember who/what they are and to always seek Knowledge of Self!

    ASE ASE ASE
     
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    Recieved in an email

    R.I.U. ANCESTOR "Dr. Van Sertima ......

    [who] passed away peacefully and quickly at home on Memorial Day, May 25th.

    Funeral will take place this Saturday, May 30, 2009

    The Riverside Church
    490 Riverside Drive
    New York NY 10027

    (between 120th and 122nd Streets and Riverside Dr.)

    Viewing: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. in the Nave

    Service: 11:00 a.m. - about 12:30 p.m.

    Burial: 1:00p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery

    Webster Avenue and East 233rd St.
    Bronx NY 10470
    (718) 920-0500

    Condolences may be sent to our
    website, www.journalofafricancivilizations.com
    under
    [email protected]

    or to:

    Mrs. Jacqueline L. Van Sertima
    347 Felton Avenue
    Highland Park NJ 08904"

    To: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]
    From: [email protected]
    Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 16:23:25 -0700
    Subject: [TravelwithRunoko] Re: Dr. Ivan Van Sertima's Passing and Funeral




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    So I wonder what might the numbers 5-25-09 means for Baba Ancestor Ivan V. Sertima if anything:?: And/or from an Astrological stand point, what if any significance does this have during our Transition to another Realm and State of BE~ing


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    He lives through us, and we will not disappoint him.

    May we utilize the knowledge and power he left for us.

    Ashe.

    One.

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