History Department




Tuesday - October 30, 2007
University Center, Room 364 - 6:00pm
Reception starts at 5:30pm
Free and open to the public

* The Second Lecture in the “Beyond Black Gods of the Metropolis” Series

Nana Kwabena Brown is an anthropologist, ordained Traditional African (Akan) Priest, educational consultant, college instructor, and professional counselor. He holds masters degrees in Community Education (Antioch College, 1976) and Religious Studies (Howard University Divinity School, 1983).

Nana Kwabena Brown taught history and sociology at the Alexandria campus of the Northern Virginia Community College from 1984 to 1994. Additionally, he has lectured at Howard University, The University of the District of Columbia, Georgetown University, Saint Louis University, Hunter College, The State University of New York at Albany, and Smith College. He also lectured at and served as a consultant for the Smithsonian on African rituals and a variety of cultural topics.

Nana Kwabena Brown a renowned community educator, and he has sponsored and conducted lectures and workshops on the following topics: Rituals and Spirituality, Healing in African Societies, Rites of Passage, Parenting Skills, Fathers and Daughters, Making Relationships and Marriages Work, and Holistic Approaches to Drug Prevention and Treatment. Additionally, through his company, Nyama Healing Services, he conducts regular dynamic parenting and relationship workshops.

For more information, call 216.523.7182 or 216.687.3655.

Made possible with support from the following:
Cleveland State University ’s Department of History, Black Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and The Initiative for the Study of Religion and Spirituality in the History of Africa and the Diaspora (RASHAD) (List current as of 10/13/07).



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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of History
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214
Campus Location
Rhodes Tower, Room 1319
1860 East 22nd Street
Mary Ann Tokmenko
Phone: 216.687.3920
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