It is crucial that African Americans to do whatever it takes to know their history, which is rooted in Africa, says entrepreneur and Oakland native Malique Amenhotep, who has been an avid researcher all his life, studying the lives of Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X and others.
“I have been (fortunate) to travel and see great influences and contributions by all human kind. After watching Dr. Asa G. Hilliard on ‘Master Keys of Kemet,’ that set me off to becoming an entrepreneur, to correct history and to tell our story through diligent research and studying.”
He has travelled to the Nile Valley, Kemet, and Aswan in Egypt and studied historians such as J.A. Rogers, John Henrik Clarke, Carter G. Woodson, and Gerald Massey.
Amenhotep lectures on the history and civilization of Africa. He started his company Amenhotep Productions in 2007, hosting African speakers and researchers on the continent’s historic contributions that have influenced the world.
On Saturday, Feb. 16, he will host author and independent Egyptologist Anthony T. Browder at the E One Lounge from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., 200 Hegenberger Road in Oakland. Browder is the author of “From The Browder File” and “Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization.”