Tuesday 9/18: Field trip to Clarke House


Clarke_HouseThis week, we’ll take a field trip to an important community institution in Harlem, “Clarke House”, named in honor of the great Pan-African scholar and former Hunter College profesor Dr. John Henrik Clarke and run by the Board of Education for People of African Ancestry (BEPAA). Class meets offsite at the Clarke House: 286 Convent Ave (near 141 St.) Manhattan. It’s accessible by the A,B,C, and D trains to 145th St; B,C trains to 135th; 1 train to 137th and Broadway; or M100, 101 buses, which stop a block away on Amsterdam Avenue. (Convent Ave is between Amsterdam and St. Nichloas Aves. The lettered trains run on St. Nick)

Class will start promptly at 6:30 to allow you enough time to get downtown. Please be on time!


Speakers will include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Marc Cray, M.D.- Director of Imhotep Virtual Medical School & Instructor for current John Henrik Clarke High School Scholars at BEPAA Science Enrichment Course. Respondents:
  • Professor Hank Williams of Lehman College
  • Henry McCurtis, M.D., Former Chairman and Former Director of Residency Training, Harlem Hospital
  • Professor Leonard Jeffries, Chairman Emeritus Black Studiies Department, City College
  • To prepare for our trip and speakers, Read the following:

  • As usual, read the latest copy of the Amsterdam News and bring a printed copy with you.
  • You do not need Blueprint for Black Power this week and can leave it at home, but read chapters 1 and 11, which were due last week.

    For those of you on Facebook, the event page is here. Please RSVP, share it with friends online, and invite family! Special thanks to Dr. James McIntosh and Sis. Betty Dopson, co-chairs of CEMOTAP: the Committee to End Media Offensive to African People and members of the Board of Education for People of African Ancestry (BEPAA).

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