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(Historian / Primary Researcher)
Director, Advancing The Research

Advancing The Research
P.O. Box 18623,
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 568-3880 /

Professor Manu Ampim
is an historian and primary (first-hand) researcher specializing in African and African American history and culture. He has a B.S. in Business Management and M.A. in History/African American Studies. His master thesis, “The Revolutionary Martin Luther King, Jr.” (1989) is being expanded into a two-volume work entitled, “Martin Luther King: The Evolution of a Revolutionary.”

He has taught in the Department of History at Morgan State University (Baltimore, MD), and at San Francisco State University in the Dept. of Ethnic Studies. Also, Ampim has studied at Oxford University in England, and collaborated on a NASA-sponsored research project, which examined the ancient climate and migration patterns in Africa. Currently, Prof. Ampim teaches History at Contra Costa College (San Pablo, CA) and Africana Studies/Study Abroad at Merritt College (Oakland, CA), and he is teaching a 7-Step Primary Research Methodology Course at Advancing The Research.

Professor Ampim has taken educational tours to North Africa and Central America. In addition, he has conducted an extensive 13-country research tour to all of the major museums, institutes and libraries throughout America, Europe and Canada, which house ancient Egyptian and Nubian artifacts. Since the 1990s, he has completed several field research projects in Egypt, Nubia, and the Sudan to continue his primary research at dozens of field sites to study ancient African social organization and spiritual culture, document modern forgeries, and to record the vanishing evidence of classical African civilizations in the Nile Valley.

Prof. Ampim has written a pioneering book on Black community development and the influence of the current Africentric movement, and he has also written several essays in Egypt: Child of Africa (1994), edited by Ivan Van Sertima. His most extensive set of articles is the six-part essay on “The Vanishing Evidence of Classical African Civilizations.” Ampim’s most influential work will be his long-awaited book, Modern Fraud, which is the documentation of the Ra-Hotep and Nofret statues as among the greatest forgeries in the history of ancient African archaeology. His latest work is the �Save Nubia� campaign to help preserve the archaeological sites of ancient Nubia and Kush in the Sudan, which are threatened by the construction of dams.