Professor James Small
Professor James Small is certainly not one to mince words. Best known for serving up controversial outrages, and slices of liberating powers of truth about Afrocentrism, Small is a living legend—a researcher, Pan-Africanist, Black nationalist, and scholar. Since his teen years, Small has made it his life’s work to reset thinking, re-educate those who believe in the Eurocentric version of world history. Small’s teachings have always centered on how Black Americans should look into the past for their heroic selves. He has throughout the years made an intense and affecting case for Black folks to study African history and learn the buried side of their own stories in America.
Born in 1945, in South Carolina, Small went from serving two years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War to joining the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) founded by human rights activist and Muslim minister, Malcolm X. He and Malcolm shared a bond right up until the Nation of Islam leader was
assassinated in 1965.