Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.

Author: Williams Chancellor
ISBN: 9781684115310
Category: History
Page: 388
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The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be ""a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most 'liberal' white authors (and their Negro disciples): 'You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.'"" The book was written at a time when many black students, educators, and scholars were starting to piece together the connection between the way their history was taught and the way they were perceived by others and by themselves. They began to question assumptions made about their history and took it upon themselves to create a new body of historical research. The book is premised on the question: ""If the Blacks were among the very first builders of civilization and their land the birthplace of civilization, what has happened to them that has left them since then, at the bottom of world society, precisely what happened? The Caucasian answer is simple and well-known: The Blacks have always been at the bottom."" Williams instead contends that many elements--nature, imperialism, and stolen legacies-- have aided in the destruction of the black civilization. The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary because it offers a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves, offering instead ""a history of blacks that is a history of blacks. Because only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular aspect we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become at once the foundation and guiding light for united efforts in serious[ly] planning what we should be about now."" It was part of the evolution of the black revolution that took place in the 1970s, as the focus shifted from politics to matters of the mind.

The Rebirth of African Civilization

Author: Chancellor Williams
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781614278580
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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2015 Reprint of 1961 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The book is an affirmation of education and an espousal of cooperative democracy as a way of life for the new Africa. It contains as well a report on social studies of African life. It also expounds on the philosophical and spiritual dimensions of African life and its prospects for the future. Amidst the current debates concerning multiculturalism and political correctness, this publication moves the discussion beyond the vagueness of ethnicity to the reality of African empowerment.

Introduction to African Civilizations

Author: John G. Jackson
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN: 9780806521893
Category: History
Page: 384
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This work challenges all the standard approaches to the saga of African history, from the dawn of prehistory to the modern resurgent Africa of today.

Precolonial Black Africa

Author: Cheikh Anta Diop
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613747454
Category: History
Page: 240
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This comparison of the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states demonstrates the black contribution to the development of Western civilization.

When We Ruled

The Ancient and Mediœval History of Black Civilisations
Author: Robin Walker
Publisher: N.A
Category: Africa
Page: 713
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Stolen Legacy

Author: George G. M. James
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465516972
Page: 190
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Defining Moments in Black History

Reading Between the Lies
Author: Dick Gregory
Publisher: Amistad
ISBN: 9780062448712
Category: History
Page: 272
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Dick Gregory has been an unsparing and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years: a friend of such luminaries as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers, Gregory is an unrelenting, lifelong activist against social injustice, whether he was marching in Selma during the Civil Rights movement or organizing student demonstrations to protest the Vietnam War, participating in rallies for Native American and feminist rights or fighting apartheid in South Africa. Known as much for his comedic achievements—as an actor, author, and social critic—as for his activism, Gregory is the forebearer of today's new generation of black comics, including W. Kamu Bell and Trevor Noah. But Gregory has always kept it indisputably real when discussing race in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with controversial truths in a manner that is inimitable his own. Now, in Defining Moments in Black History, Gregory charts the empowering yet often obscured past of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the middle passage to modern-day protests, A captivating journey through time, this collection of provocative essays explores historical movements such as the Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones, among them Marian Anderson's performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and Billie Holiday's haunting delivery of "Strange Fruit." Here is an essential, unique, no-holds-barred history lesson, sure to provoke, enlighten, uplift, and entertain—from one our greatest legends.


Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority
Author: Tom Burrell
ISBN: 145875118X
Category: African Americans
Page: 416
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''Black people are not dark-skinned white people,'' says advertising visionary Tom Burrell. In fact, they are a lot more. They are survivors of the Middle Passage and centuries of humiliation and deprivation, who have excelled against the odds, constantly making a way out of ''no way! '' At this point in history, the idea of black inferiority should have had a ''Going-Out-of-Business Sale.'' After all, Barack Obama has reached the Promised Land. Yet, as Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority testifies, too much of black America is still wandering in the wilderness. In this powerful examination of ''the greatest propaganda campaign of all time'' - the masterful marketing of black inferiority - Burrell poses 10 provocative questions that will make black people look in the mirror and ask why, nearly 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, so many blacks still think like slaves. Brainwashed is not a reprimand; it is a call to deprogram ourselves of self-defeating attitudes and actions. Racism is not the issue; how we respond to racism is the issue. We must undo negative brainwashing and claim a new state of race-based self-esteem and self-actualization.

Black Egyptians

The African Origins of Ancient Egypt
Author: Segun Magbagbeola
Publisher: Akasha Publishing
ISBN: 9780957369504
Category: History
Page: 268
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The race of the Ancient Egyptians has long been a subject of controversy and debate. Ancient Egyptians have constantly been shown to be everything but black African, even though Egypt is in Africa and black people originate from Africa. Some have dared to

They Came Before Columbus

The African Presence in Ancient America
Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Category: History
Page: 284
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Examines cultural analogies between Native Americans and Africans, offering evidence of the presence of African explorers in the New World centuries before the arrival of Columbus.

The Willie Lynch Letter and the Making of a Slave

Author: Willie Lynch
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This speech was said to have been delivered by Willie Lynch on the bank of the James River in the colony of Virginia in 1712. Lynch was a British slave owner in the West Indies. He was invited to the colony of Virginia in 1712 to teach his methods to slave owners there.

Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire

Origin of the Civilization from the Cushites
Author: Drusilla Dunjee Houston
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780972297738
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 293
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Classic history of Ancient Ethiopia, as researched and written by a heralded African American woman activist.

From Babylon to Timbuktu

A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrews
Author: Rudolph R. Windsor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781684113514
Category: Africa
Page: 164
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This carefully reserched book is a significant addition to this vital foeld of knowledge. It sets forth, in fascinating detail, the history, from earliset recorded times, of the black races of the Middle East and Africa.

Civilization or Barbarism

Author: Cheikh Anta Diop,Harold J. Salemson,Marjolijn De Jager
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1556520484
Category: History
Page: 440
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Challenging societal beliefs, this volume rethinks African and world history from an Afrocentric perspective.