Samuel T. Livingston, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of the Africana Studies Program at Morehouse College. He is a native of the North Santee community of Georgetown SC, an area rich in Africana culture and history; it is this cultural community that introduced him to the depth of the African Worldview and richness of the African oral tradition through the storytelling of his grandfather, Rev. Sam Barr and other local elders. After graduating from the U. of South Carolina with a degree in Psychology, he decided to pursue his true passion: the Africa-centered studied of Africana history and culture. He received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Temple University in African American Studies in 1998 focusing on Africana resistance movements and their uses of the oral tradition. He combined these areas in his doctoral dissertation, which observed the philosophical influence of the Nation of Islam on Hip Hop culture.
@SamoryBa works closely with the Friends of the Congo Organization – Atlanta Chapter. He has combined his teaching and service initiatives in the #CongoCurriculum, a service learning project for Men of Morehouse College enrolled in Introduction to Africana Studies.
Dr. Livingston’s professional passion is teaching a range of Africana Studies courses including, Introduction to Africana Studies, Black Liberation Movements, Africana Studies Theory and Systems, The Black Aesthetic of Hip Hop Culture, and African Foundations of Social Justice. He has twenty-eight years of teaching experience and has lectured and taught at several colleges and universities across the United States, Ghana and Shanghai University, People’s Republic of China. He is a proud father of three daughters and operates under the Social media handle, @SamoryBa.
His current research extends his concern for Black resistance movements and their organic, African origins. Dr. Livingston is the author of several articles including his most recent, “The African Freedmen of San Miguel de Gualdape: Mapping the Chicora—Lowcountry Foundations of African American History and Culture, 1520-1526.” He is also engaged in the design and research of his home institution’s Global Africana Ethical Text Digital Mapping project, which traces African social justice thinking from its Ancient African Roots to the Black Lives Matter Movement. A related book project, subtitled, “African-centered Ethical Thought and the Foundations of Diasporic Liberation Movements” is in progress.
- Violent Repression of Dissent: Made in the U.S.A. — Erasing BordersThe militarized police forces responding to protests in the U.S. are duplicated by police trained by U.S. advisers worldwide. Violent repression of dissent and protest is favored by the current U.S. administration. Calling protestors of recent police killings of black men “terrorists” also characterizes the official response. Violent Repression of Dissent: Made in the U.S.A. —Continue reading “Violent Repression of Dissent: Made in the U.S.A. — Erasing Borders”
- Memorial for Patrice Lumumba at Morehouse CollegeDear friends, Morehouse College’s Africana Studies Program in collaboration with Friends of the Congo-Atlanta is proud to announce a Memorial for Patrice Lumumba on Friday, January 17 at 5:55 PM in African American Hall of Fame. At 5:55 pm, we will gather at the Martin Luther King, Jr, monument to offer libation and then proceed upstairsContinue reading “Memorial for Patrice Lumumba at Morehouse College”
- Unita Blackwell Risked It All So Black Mississippians Could VoteShe was arrested dozens of times, and Klan members threw Molotov cocktails into her yard — but that didn’t stop her fight for civil rights. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/23/magazine/unita-blackwell-mississippi-vote.html #AFRBLM
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