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

Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. Author Chancellor Williams
ISBN-10 0883780305
ISBN-13 9780883780305
Year 1992-02-01
Pages 384
Language English
Publisher Third World Press
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The Destruction of Black Civilizationtook 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 elementsnature imperialism and stolen legacies have aided in the destruction of the black civilization The Destruction of Black Civilizationis 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

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