Black History Month 2023 at Hopkinsville Community College

Black History Month Program

A Talk with HRH King Gerard-Marie Messina

Dear Members of the Hopkinsville Community and surrounding areas:

EVENT: Black History Month

DATE: February 7, 2023

TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM

LOCATION: Hopkinsville Community College Anderson Room in the Emerging Technology Building, 720 North Dr, Hopkinsville, KY 42240 

We have exciting news about the Black History Month Program 2023 hosted by Professor Anita M. Diop of the African Roots and Heritage Foundation along with Hopkinsville Community College History and Philosophy Clubs. We invite you to come and reconnect with the African heritage that was lost in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  

We have the pleasure of presenting to the community His Majesty Gerard-Marie Messina, King of the MBOG-Para community of the EKANG-Beti People of the Center Region in Cameroon, Central Africa who will speak with us on the topic of “Identity and Return to Africa: from Garveyism to African-Americanism.”

In brief, Professor Gérard-Marie Messina is an Associate Professor of (African Literature and Civilizations) and also teaches for the International Relations Institute of Cameroon (University of Yaoundé II) in the Department of International Economics, and with the Pan African University- Institute of Governance in the department of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Professor Messina serves as the Executive Director of the Laboratory of Political Semiology, Imaginary of Anthropology and History of Black Civilizations as well as, the Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Transport – Cameroon, Central Africa.

Most notably he is the Traditional Ruler: KING of MBOG-PARA COMMUNITY of the EKANG BETI PEOPLE –CENTRE REGION OF CAMEROON, Central Africa.

For more information contact: Professor Anita M Diop at 614-390-8864 or email [email protected] or visit the website:

Sponsors: African Roots & Heritage Foundation, History Club, Religion & Philosophy Club, PHI Bet Lambda

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