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Leonard Jeffries

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Leonard Jeffries
Jeffries holding up a Gall–Peters projection map.
Born (1937-01-19) January 19, 1937 (age 87)
SpouseRosalind Jeffries
RelativesHakeem Jeffries (nephew)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisSub-national politics in the Ivory Coast Republic (1972)
Academic work

Leonard Jeffries Jr. (born January 19, 1937) is an American academic and activist. He is a former professor of Black Studies at the City College of New York, part of the City University of New York (CUNY). He was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey.

Jeffries is known for his Pan-African Afrocentrist views that the role of African people in history and the accomplishments of African Americans are far more important than people know.[1][2]

Jeffries' nephew, Hakeem Jeffries, has served in the US House of Representatives from the state of New York.

References[change | change source]

  1. Stanley, Alessandra (August 7, 1991). "City College Professor Assailed for Remarks on Jews". The New York Times. Retrieved June 29, 2017.
  2. Morrow, Lance (June 24, 2001). "Controversies: The Provocative Professor". Time. Archived from the original on April 19, 2009. Retrieved May 14, 2009.