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Jacob H. Carruthers

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Jedi Shemsu Jehewty
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Born Jacob H. Carruthers
Dallas, Texas
Ethnicity Afrikan
Citizenship United States
Notable work Intellectual Warfare
Website
http://www.ascac.org/bios/jacobcarruthersbio.html

Jacob H. Carruthers also know as Jedi Shemsu Jehewty was a founding director of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations. He was a founding member of both the Kemetic Institute of Chicago and the Temple of the African Community of Chicago. He was the acting director of the Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, where he also served as a professor. Among many other works, He authored many works such as Science and Oppression, The Irritated Genie, and MDW NTR Divine Speech.

Scholarly Work

Carruthers was born on February 15, 1930 in Dallas, Texas. He was a firm believer that a large part of liberating Afrikans in america people comes from understanding and connecting history, culture and heritage. He received a B.A. from Samuel Huston College in Austin, Texas in 1950; an M.A. from Texas Southern University in 1958; and a Ph.D. in Political Studies from the University of Colorado in 1966. From 1966 to 1968, Carruthers worked as an assistant professor at Kansas State College before joining the staff of Northeastern Illinois University's Center for Inner City Studies (CICS). Carruthers, along with Dr. Anderson Thompson, Robert Starks, Dr. Conrad Worrill and others shaped the CICS program into one that emphasizes self-determination, activism and study of the global black community.

Carruthers has earned respect as one of the world's leading experts in classical African civilizations. His interests have carried him throughout the continent of Africa, conducting study tours to Egypt, Ethiopia, the Nile Valley, Zimbabwe, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, and other parts of West Afrika. Carruthers has written or edited hundreds of essays and papers on his findings He has lectured at various educational institutions; served on evaluation teams for many area high schools; and worked as a consultant to both the Dayton and Chicago public school systems. Carruthers served as founding president of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations for five years. In that capacity, he led a group of 1,000 black teachers, students, artists and scholars from the United States to the Nubian Cultural Center in Aswan, Egypt for a two week conference and tour of Nubia and Egypt.

Works

  • Carruthers, Jacob H. Science and Oppression. Chicago: Kemetic Institute, 1972.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Futurity and the Black Race in the Western Hemisphere." Black Books Bulletin 4, No. 2 (Summer 1976): 40-43.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. Review of Cultural Unity of Black Africa, by Cheikh Anta Diop. In Black Books Bulletin 5, No. 4 (1977): 46-48.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Writing for Eternity." Black Books Bulletin 5, No. 2 (1977): 32-34.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Cheikh Anta Diop: The Man Who Refuses to be Forgotten, Part I." The Black American, 14-20 Jun 1979: 30-31.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Cheikh Anta Diop: The Man Who Refuses to be Forgotten, Part II." The Black American, 21-27 Jun 1979: 30-34.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "African Political Thought: A Question of the Foundation, Part I." The Black American 18, No. 25 (1979): 30-31.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "African Political Thought: A Question of the Foundation, Part II." The Black American 18, No. 26 (1979).
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Reflections on the History of the Afrocentric Worldview." Black Books Bulletin 7, No. 1 (1980): 4-7.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Maat: The African Universe." Journal of Black Studies 1, No. 1 (Summer-Fall 1982): 27-33.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Orientation and Problems in the Redemption of Ancient Egypt." Journal of Black Studies 1, No. 2 (1983).
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. Essays in Ancient Egyptian Studies. Foreword by Maulana Karenga. Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press, 1984.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. The Irritated Genie: An Essay on the Haitian Revolution. Chicago: Kemetic Institute, 1985.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "The United Two Lands." Journal of Black Studies (Fall 1985): 40-50.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "A Legend in His Own Time, Diop Put Africa in Proper Perspective." The Final Call, 30 Aug 1986: 26.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "The Wisdom of Governance in KemetRestoration. Edited by Maulana Karenga and Jacob H. Carruthers. Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press, 1986: 3-29.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. Who Were the Ancient Egyptians? Chicago: Carruthers, 1991.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Outside Academia: Bernal's Critique of Black Champions of Ancient Egypt." Journal of Black Studies 22, No. 4 (1992): 459-76.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. African or American: A Question of Intellectual Allegiance. Chicago: Kemetic Institute, 1994.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "Reflections on the Founding of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations." Kemetic Institute 2, No. 4 (1994): 1.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. Mdr Ntr: Divine Speech (A Historiographical Reflection on African Deep Thought from the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present). Foreword by John Henrik Clarke. London: Karnak House, 1995.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H. "The Elder's Staff Tell Our Children: Renew the Instructions of Their Mothers and Fathers." Louisiana Weekly, 14-20 Oct 1996: Page 10, Section A.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H., Rekhety Wimby, and Roosevelt H. Roberts. Kemetic Name Book. Chicago: Kemetic Institute, 1987.
  • Carruthers, Jacob H., and Maulana Karenga, eds. Kemet and the African Worldview: Research, Rescue and Restoration. Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press, 1986.
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