I, W. Gabriel Selassie

Academic Historian

W. Gabriel Selassie I holds a joint appointment as the Ralph Bunche associate professor of African American and U.S. History at the Los Angeles City College.  He was born in Arizona and resided on the Navajo Indian Reservation before moving to California.  He earned a Bachelors of Architecture (5 year professional) from Prairie View A & M University of Texas (HBCU). He earned an M.A. from the California State University at Dominguez Hills in Public History, He also earned an M.A. in African American studies at the University of California at Los Angeles where he did extensive course work in African American nationalism under Robert Hill. He also earned an M.A., and Ph.D. in history from the Claremont Graduate University.

Albert Cleage, Jr. (Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman) (1911-2000)

Albert Cleage, jr., or Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman, Black Nationalist and civil rights activist, was one of the most prominent black religious leaders in America. Agyemen preached a form of nationalism within the black community that stressed economic self-sufficiency and separation that relied on a religious … Read MoreAlbert Cleage, Jr. (Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman) (1911-2000)