AAEC hosts speaker for Black History Month

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Dr. Keita Kenyatta spoke Feb. 12 to education educate youths on African roots of the modern world. There were 100 people in attendance of all ethnicity and different walks of like, including Dr. Laney and Professor E. Wade.

The event was hosted by the AAEC, African American Employee Council, who will also be hosting a number of events this month for Black History Month.

Kenyatta, who is originally from Oakland but now resides in Tracy, spoke on topics and origins such as the Kemet people, a people now forgotten, discovered while others were yet barbarians, the elements of the arts science.

He also spoke on the Thebans, or the people of the west. They considered themselves as the most ancient people of the earth.

Although the lecture was informational, Kenyatta gave us powerful yet educational quotes, “the earliest religion of Egypt has been traced back to central Africa.” He also quoted Drusilla Dunjee Houston, “the culture of Egypt did not originate upon the lower Nile.”

“Ethiopia was the first established county on Earth and the Ethiopians were the first to set up the worship of the gods and to establish laws.”