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Dr. Victor Okafor

About: Professor Victor Oguejiofor Okafor is Head of the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University. Before joining Eastern Michigan University in 1995, Dr. Okafor previously served as Director of African American Studies and Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University.

Author of five books, Dr. Okafor has also contributed chapters to several anthologies, and published a variety of scholarly articles in such refereed journals as the Western Journal of Black Studies, the Journal of Black Studies, Africa Update, and the Griot. Dr. Okafor’s writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers. He has presented papers at dozens of professional conferences, conventions, and meetings of student and other groups. Okafor’s Towards an Understanding of Africology, which is in its 5th edition, includes a chapter on “Malcolm X and His Visions for African America.”

Possible Topics: Malcolm X’s Vision for African America

Travel: Dr. Okafor is willing to travel throughout the state based on availability.

Contact: To schedule an appearance contact Dr. Okafor by email at vokafor@emich.edu and/or by phone at 734-846-0158.