Ifé Carruthers is the Chair of the Education Committee of the Kemetic Institute, a member since 1984, a lecturer and curriculum facilitator in the “Teaching About Africa” program, the coordinator of the “Issues in Contemporary Africa” forum series and a member of the Council of Historians of the Kemetic Institute. A frequent contributor to The Kemetic Voice, she also has an essay in Kemet and the African Worldview, edited by Maulana Karenga and Jacob Carruthers, and is one of the authors of the Kemetic Institute’s Language Arts Curriculum.
Ifé Carruthers retired from the Chicago Public schools, after thirty-four years as a history teacher and attendance coordinator. A twenty six-year member of the Temple of the African Community of Chicago, she is also a charter member of ASCAC. She has lectured at Temple meetings, at ASCAC National and Midwest Regional conferences, and at various community venues in Chicago and Seattle, Washington. As the widow of Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers Jr., she regularly speaks and accepts awards in his honor. In 2006, she began the project of cataloguing Dr. Carruthers’ manuscripts and unpublished papers.