Black History Culture : African American History Books BY African Americans

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    "Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America, 1619-1962"
    by Lerone Bennett Jr.


    "From Slavery To Freedom"
    by John Hope Franklin




     
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    cool, thanks...

    I started off reading this article
    "Great Black Empires
    By Randolph Jackson"
    that I found when looking for the books info-moetry had recommended

    That was a fairly easy one to read and a lot of it was stuff I did know already like...
    "Civilization was restored to Europe when another group
    of Africans, the Moors, brought this dark age to an end, re-civilizing the
    Christian Barbarians of Europe."

    Like I said on the other thread I was taught that over here - do they teach that kind of thing in the US or just hide it?
     
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    Well, like I said before, Blacks have to DIG for their history because White-controlled educational systems in the U.S. do not teach it.

    Were you educated in the U.S. or Europe?
     
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    StefiA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    In Europe... I was born in Texas, but we left before I even got started even in the US system.
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Ahhh....Well, that explain a lot about your lack of Black history as well.
     
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    StefiA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeah + like when I said my black relatives lived miles away I meant like mmmmiiiiiiiillllllleeeeeessssss away - as in a few thousand. But all of this is going to come in real useful anyway in knowing more about where I'm from + there's the possibility I might move to LA at the end of next year as the people I work for are thinking of relocating everything over there and if that happens I'm really going to need to know a lot more than I do now - well maybe not 'need', but certainly want.
     
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    If you do move to the States and if your work schedule would permit it, taking a class on Black American history or Black Am. Literature at a local college would provide you with even more.

    You don't have to work toward a "degree" but just for your own personal education.

    And then, you can add to that base on your own with other reading.
     
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    StefiA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    @Cherryblossom
    That might well be an idea and I could use the time till then reading up in preparation.
    I'll have a fair amount of time available if I'm doing the same amount of work as I am now - will have to see. Depends on how busy the place is I guess.
    The history one would probably be easier than the lit' one I would think - for me at least - you mentioned 'degree' - are these quite advanced courses? I'm not exactly the brainbox of the family - I've got an FdSc that I scraped through at college - that's a 2 year degree you can do over here at smaller colleges and some universities - it's below the batchelor's one. Would it be way beyond that kind of level? I'm not like being all 'British' and modest here I am seriously not super smart.
     
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