Molefi Kee Asante Biography

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Dr. Molefi Kete Asante is Professor and Chair, Department of African American Studies at Temple University. Considered by his associates to be a standout amongst the most recognized contemporary researchers, Asante has distributed 77 books. Molefi Kete Asante moved on from Oklahoma Christian College in 1964. He finished his M.A. at Pepperdine University in 1965. He got his Ph.D. from UCLA at 26 years old in 1968 and was designated a full teacher at 30 years old at the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 1969 he was the prime supporter with Robert Singleton of the Journal of Black Studies. Asante coordinated UCLA's Center for Afro American Studies from 1969 to 1973. He led the Communication Department at SUNY-Buffalo from 1973-1980.

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