The Genius of Africans United: A Call to Action
For generations, the dominant American culture has dismissed the genius of
African American people. Because of that, the mission of this book’s author is
to highlight the genius in every African individual. He contends that the
definition, recognition and declaration of these genius qualities must come
from African people themselves. The result, he says, will be a strong platform
for securing freedom, justice, equality and liberation.
This book includes Adinkra symbols, historically created by the Akan people
of Ghana, West Africa. The symbols highlight the spiritual, mental and
physical concepts, values and aphorisms of the author’s writings. The
majestic image on the cover of the book is the akoben, a war horn—a call to
action, a battle cry. The images found on the pages convey messages related
to traditional wisdom and other aspects of life.
Dr. Moriba (Richard C.) Kelsey has a doctorate in counselor education and is a
licensed psychologist and clinical counselor. He has lectured extensively on
civic, social, cultural and educational issues. He grew up in the Pittsburgh
section of Atlanta, attended Booker T. Washington High School, and
graduated with honors from Tuskegee University before completing
graduate studies at Kent State University and The Ohio State University.
Dr. Kelsey is married to Barbara Jemison Kelsey, Ph.D. They have two
daughters, Riba C. Kelsey, M.D., and Rimani C. Kelsey-Rogers, M.D., and a son,
Mondibo Kelsey (Richard C. Kelsey II), a healthcare-management consultant.
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