Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.
"...the physical evidence for a [Black African] presence in Greece and Rome is compelling and extensive...including photographs of carvings, pottery, paintings and coins...it is only because the racism of the present is projected by today's authors into an ancient world that did not know racism as we do, that we have become so misinformed about Africans, and therefore misinformed about history."
from AFRICAN PRESENCE IN EARLY EUROPE
"Blacks in Antiquity: Ethiopians in the Greco-Roman Experience"
A review by Asa G. Hilliard
"A SCIENTIFIC revolution, according to Kuhn [the scientist/linguist author of THE THEORY OF SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTIONS], is not simply an addition to pre-existing knowledge. It is, within any field, 'a reconstruction of the field from new fundamentals'; a complete demolition of an old theoretical and conceptual structure and its replacement by a new one based on entirely different aims and premises. The old paradigm...attacked from the outside...cannot be defeated on the basis of its own rules for, as we have seen...Read more ›
I would like for the readers of this silly debate to understand only a few key points, unleadened with philisophical and heady banter of the 'I'm-better-than-you-and-will-prove-it,' agenda's on both sides, black or white.
Our schools, in America, continue to teach nothing to young African-Americans, as far as thier origins. In fact there is no diversty in the telling of history in our country. When our nation moved forward in its infancy, the Europeans building it did not have Africans in mind, and how could they, for they were moving forward with thier own cultural model, the model held by them to be superior to any indigenous culture.
With that, how could a eurocentric history of Africa, regardless of any documentation-- reported only within the confines of the eurocentric point of view-- ever be comeletley credible if at all. How could white historians NOT lie to thier own children in order to keep a sense of superiorty going. They had to, and they DID. Is anyone suprised that a lie was told during the more awful periods of history. Does anyone think that these lies were told only in America during the 17 and 1800's?
It is so apparrent that this is the very pattern of any society that has ever sought to dominate another. Look at the old movies of American culture and you can see the hilarious and horrible assumptions of superiority that white people suffered as they tried to hold onto certain cultual beliefs, the edges of thier own propaganda.Read more ›