100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof

Author: J. A. Rogers
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819575496
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First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, this book gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley’s popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items from Rogers’s research. The feature began in the Pittsburgh Courier in November 1934 and ran through the 1960s.

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0307908720
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The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers’s now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1957, was billed as “A Negro ‘Believe It or Not.’” Rogers’s little book was priceless because he was delivering enlightenment and pride, steeped in historical research, to a people too long starved on the lie that they were worth nothing. For African Americans of the Jim Crow era, Rogers’s was their first black history teacher. But Rogers was not always shy about embellishing the “facts” and minimizing ambiguity; neither was he above shock journalism now and then. With élan and erudition—and with winning enthusiasm—Henry Louis Gates, Jr. gives us a corrective yet loving homage to Roger’s work. Relying on the latest scholarship, Gates leads us on a romp through African, diasporic, and African-American history in question-and-answer format. Among the one hundred questions: Who were Africa’s first ambassadors to Europe? Who was the first black president in North America? Did Lincoln really free the slaves? Who was history’s wealthiest person? What percentage of white Americans have recent African ancestry? Why did free black people living in the South before the end of the Civil War stay there? Who was the first black head of state in modern Western history? Where was the first Underground Railroad? Who was the first black American woman to be a self-made millionaire? Which black man made many of our favorite household products better? Here is a surprising, inspiring, sometimes boldly mischievous—all the while highly instructive and entertaining—compendium of historical curiosities intended to illuminate the sheer complexity and diversity of being “Negro” in the world. (With full-color illustrations throughout.)

Geschichte des Afrozentrismus

Author: Thomas Reinhardt
Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 9783170199477
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Wenig beachtet von der europaischen Offentlichkeit hat sich im Spannungsfeld von postmoderner Theorie und political correctness in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten in den USA eine sich als afrozentrisch verstehende historische Betrachtungsweise herausgebildet, die Fragen nach der Rolle Afrikas und seiner Bewohner fur die Weltgeschichte ins Zentrum ihrer Untersuchungen stellt. Im vorliegenden Band wird der Afrozentrismus aus ethnologischer, historischer und philosophischer Perspektive betrachtet und in seinen jeweiligen politischen und ideengeschichtlichen Kontexten dargestellt. Dabei wird nicht allein die Diskursgeschichte der afrozentrischen Theorie und Praxis im engeren Sinne erfasst, sondern es werden auch die Geschichte der afroamerikanischen Bilder und Vorstellungen von Afrika und Amerika nachgezeichnet.

African American History Day by Day A Reference Guide to Events

Author: Karen Juanita Carrillo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843613
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The proof of any group's importance to history is in the detail, a fact made plain by this informative book's day-by-day documentation of the impact of African Americans on life in the United States. • More than 365 chronologically arranged entries featuring events and information about African Americans • An introduction that overviews the importance of African American history in a day-by-day approach • A preface that explains the scope, methodology, and rationale for coverage • Primary source excerpts for some events and two vetted books and websites for all events

Retake Your Fame

Author: Aylmer von Fleischer
Publisher: Aylmer von Fleischer
ISBN:
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This is the revised edition of this work. Many new facts have been added and others updated. Even today, there are many people who believe in the worthlessness of the black race. "What have blacks contributed to civilization?" they ask. This book helps dispel the myth of black inferiority, among other things, this book tells us that: All the major world religions had their origins in Africa. Most of the Church Fathers and Biblical Characters like St. Augustine, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Jesus Christ and his mother Mary were black. Several Prominent Greeks like Pythagoras studied in ancient Egypt under black priests/professors. Blacks constructed the pyramids and megalithic remains like Stonehenge. . Blacks have fought and died in all of America's wars. The Black Moors ruled parts of Europe for close to 800 years and their efforts helped usher Europe out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. Some of the world's most famous individuals like Beethoven, Haydn, Alexander Pushkin and Alexandre Dumas had black roots. Chapter 1. The beauty of Blackness Chapter 2. The Hidden truth Chapter 3. Africa, the mother of civilization Chapter 4. Builders of Christianity Chapter 5. The stolen and distorted African religions Chapter 6. The Black presence in Biblical antiquity Chapter 7. The great Black warriors Chapter 8. The Black presence in America before Columbus Chapter 9. The Moorish civilization of Europe Chapter 10. Black artistic influence Chapter 11. Fertile Black minds (Black inventions) Chapter 12. Ancient Black civilizations Chapter 13. The hidden great Black men and women Chapter 14. Black resistance to foreign domination Chapter 15. Black slave revolts

The Negro in the United States

Author: Dorothy Porter Wesley
Publisher: Omnigraphics Incorporated
ISBN: 9780780803121
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Identifies some 1,700 works about African Americans. Entries include full bibliographic information as well as Library of Congress call numbers and location in 11 major university libraries. Entries are arranged by subjects such as art, civil rights, folk tales, history, legal status, medicine, music, race relations, and regional studies. First published in 1970 by the Library of Congress.