Dr. Clinton Crawford
a professor at Medgar Evers
College, of the City University of New York. He is a specialist in language communication and the arts.
graduate of Columbia University, Dr. Crawford is the author of Recasting Ancient Egypt in the African Context: Toward A Model Curriculum Using Art and Language,
1996 (Africa World Press) and editor of Ebonics and Language Education of African
Ancestry, 2001 (Sankofa World Publishers), and
Instructions of John Henrik Clarke, (forthcoming).
Dr. Crawford views language and the arts as encompassing all communicative
behaviors that helps the practitioner of language to construct and
convey meaning that is culturally significant, shared, organized and
dynamic. He is host and producer of the show, Sankofa
Review on WNYE radio and Channel 22 television. A member of the
Harlem Writers Guild, Dr. Crawford is also the director and founder/member of the John
Henrik Clarke—C.L.R. James African World
Research Institute with its Information Headquarters at Medgar
Evers College, CUNY. He teaches
to World Art, and
History of African Art and Culture. In
addition, he taught the first
course on The
and Works of John Henrik Clarke at Medgar Evers College, CUNY.
Contribution to Books:
||(2004). The African Origin of Nubian/Egypt Rhetoric
and it Application to Contemporary Classrooms. In Jackson, L.,
& Richardson, E. (Ed.), African American Rhetorics: Making the invisible Seen. Ill: Southern
Illinois University Press.
|| (2001). Content in Context: Why Is There a
Furor Over Ebonics? In Crawford, C.
(Ed.), Ebonics and Language
Education of African Ancestry Students. New York: Sankofa World Publishers.
Essay and Selected Bibliography. In Crawford, (Ed.), Ebonics and Language Education of African Ancestry Students. New
York: Sankofa World Publishers.
Origin and Development of the Ancient Egyptians.
In Mitchell J. R. & Mitchell, H. B. (Ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in World
(pp. 22-30) Guildford, Connecticut
(1996). Evaluating Students: Writing in the Social
Context. [Transcription of a year long series of interviews.]
In Debra Mutnick’s Writing in an
Alien World: The Social Construction of Basic Writers and Their Teachers, 118-120, 128, 132. Boston:
Selected Guest Lectures
TV with Errol Fabien, Trinidad & Tobago, November 14, 2014
Ghana: Land of Gold & Ethiopia: Land, Culture &
People. African-American Heritage Association,
November 9, 2013.
Another Look at Egypt, Emancipation Support
Committee, Trinidad, November 5, 2009.
Through Space and Time,
SUNY, New Paltz, March 25,
Another Look at
New Paltz, March 3, 2008.
Another Look at Egypt
Island University, February 14, 2008.
Guest, LIB Radio (Living In Black), Conscious
Rasta, hosted by Keidi Obi Awadu,
Thursday mornings 9AM to 11AM (EST) until mid July 2006.
Lecturer and Tour of Egyptian Gallery, Eternal Egypt. Brooklyn
Museum of Art, January 5, 2002.
Ebonics: The Language of Our Children. NCTE, Baltimore, Maryland
November 17, 2001.
and Moderator, Town Meeting: A Meeting of the Great African Minds.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY, November 10, 2001.
Lecturer, Ebonics and Language Education. Penn State
University, September 27, 2001.
Speaker with Yosef ben–Jochannan, A Reflection on Pan Africanism.
Housing Preservation Development (HPD), New York, New York, August 3,
and Moderator, Second Annual Tribute: Imperatives of His Legacy: Dr.
John Henrik Clarke. Medgar Evers College, CUNY, July 15 2001.
Ebonics and Language Education: Book Review. Hosted by William
Banks, Channel 25, Television WNYE, April 28, 2001.
with Dr. Clinton Crawford, Mysteries of Egypt. Medgar Evers
College, March 9, 2001.
Speaker, Black History Month: African Diary. Housing
Preservation Development (HPD) New York, New York, February 20, 2001.
50th Anniversary Harlem Writers Guild. John Henrik Clarke: Founder
Member of the Harlem Writers Guild. Schomburg Center for Research in
Black Culture, November 18, 2000.
Speaker, Renaming of 137th Street: John Henrik
Clarke Place. National Action Network, Harlem, New York, November
Teach-in on Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Hunter College, CUNY,
November 1, 2000.
and Moderator, Town Meeting:
Great African Thinkers with Ivan Van Sertima and Lily Golden. Medgar
Evers College, CUNY, May 13, 2000.
and Moderator, Lecture by visiting professor, Dr. Kimani Nehusi,
University of East London, The African Naming System Throughout
History: From Kemet to Contemporary Times. Medgar Evers College,
CUNY, May 5, 2000.
Lecturer, Divinity of the African
Woman. Free Gift Baptist Church, Brooklyn, New York, May 4, 2000.
The African World in Perspective. CEMOTAP, Ozone Park Queens, New
York, April 22, 2000.
Tribute to Dr. John Henrik Clarke. Association for the Study of
Classical African Civilizations, Eastern Region, April 14, 2000.
Life and Works of John Henrik Clarke. Board for the
Education of People of African Ancestry, Sitting
at the Feet of the Masters Series, Harlem, New York, February 13,
Wonders of the African World
Documentary: A Response. CEMOTAP, Ozone Park Queens, New York,
January 15, 2000.
Africa Today: Wonders of the African World
Documentary. Hosted by Walter Turner, KPFA 94.1 FM, Pacifica Radio
Berkeley, CA., December 2, 1999.
with Ovid Isaacs, Nubian/Egyptian
Rhetoric and its Application to Contemporary Classrooms. Conference
of College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, Georgia,
March 23-25, 1999.
to John Henrik Clarke’s documentary, Great
and Mighty Walk. Narrated
by Wesley Snipes.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY, January 28, 1999.
Recasting Ancient Egypt in the
African Context…Awareness Bookstore, Brooklyn May 6, 1997.
Speaker, Why Is There a Furor
Over Ebonics? National Association of Black Psychologist, New York
Chapter, February 23, 1997.
Guest, In Our Words: Recasting
Ancient Egypt in the African context: A Book Review
Hosted by William
Banks. WNYE Channel 25, December 14, 1996.