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Dr. J. (as he is affectionately referred to by his students) is a leading voice and theoretician in African-centered education. He is regarded as a foremost authority on Africa, having traveled to the continent nearly 100 times on fact-finding historical crusades. He has been crowned Chief and leader among the Ashanti Nation in Ghana. He is dedicated to understanding our most glorious and grand place in history, as well as prompting us to realize our fullest potential. Dr. J.s recognition is not limited as an international historian, he also explores The Distortion, Exploitation and Destruction of the Black Image By Hollywood.

He is a founding director of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) and is a former president of the African Heritage Association (AHSA). His scholastic exploits have taken him to the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Brazil, Switzerland and throughout the Caribbean.

Having achieved the designation Ph.D., he consistently reminds us that his million dollar education is penniless without his knowledge of self, society and the world. He is dedicated to understanding our most glorious and grand place in history, as well as prompting us to realize our fullest potential.

Dr. J.'s recognition is not limited as an international historian, lecturer and political analyst, his teachings about African presence and influence in early world civilizations have for years sparked debate and tireless controversy in various academic and social circles. He speaks fluent French and Russian. He has been crowned twice as an African chief, played basketball in the mountains of Ghana and once took a 2,000-mile journey across the rugged West African plains. He has led dozens of "pilgrimages" to Africa and has introduced countless teachers, students, ministers, politicians and writers to the continent. When he talks about his visits to Africa, he speaks in soft tones about the chiefs he has befriended, the religious rituals he has experienced, fallen kings and the spiritual ties between Africans and African-Americans.

 

Dr. Jeffries has stated, "Africaness is not something that limits you to a corner of humanity, it expands you universally."