John Henrik Clarke
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John Henrik Clarke
In the closing years of the nineteenth century, African-American historians began to look at their people’s history from their vantage point and their point of…
I caddied for Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley long before they became generals or president, for that matter. Just between you and me, Bradley tipped…
The Europeans not only colonialized most of the world, they began to colonialize information about the world and its people. In order to do this,…
There are some long silences in Scandinavian and some Japanese films, when the audience knows action is taking place, but the audience hears no action.
I am a nationalist, and a Pan-Africanist, first and foremost. I was well grounded in history before ever taking a history course. I did not…
If I lead the field in any way, it is in the area of curricula development, study guides and other teaching materials.
I have walked majestically with kings and queens and presidents and other heads of states.
There was a time when all dark-skinned people were called Ethiopians, for the Greeks referred to Africa as, ‘The Land Of The Burnt-Face People.’
My loving sister Mary has always shared the pain and pleasure of my heartbeat in a unique and special way. We have sung our sad…
I understood that my family was rich in love but would probably never own the land my father, John, dreamed of owning. My mother, Willie…
As the eldest son of an Alabama sharecropper family, I was constantly troubled by a collage of North American southern behaviors and notions in reference…
The rise of African nations concurrent with the spread of the Nation of Islam and the civil rights movement gave black America a burst of…
Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad’s message made a whole lot of people feel whole again, human being again. Some of them came out and found…
When I was able to go to school in my early years, my third grade teacher, Ms. Harris, convinced me that one day I would…
I want to make it clear that the black race did not come to the United States culturally empty-handed. The role and importance of ethnic…
In order to have a charismatic leader, you have to have a charismatic program. Because if you have a charismatic program, then if you can…
Nothing the European mind ever devised was meant to do anything but to facilitate the European’s control over the world.
It is unfortunate that so much of the history of Africa has been written by conquerors, foreigners, missionaries and adventurers. The Egyptians left the best…
Anytime someone says your God is ugly and you release your God and join their God, there is no hope for your freedom until you…
When the early Europeans first met Africans, at the crossroads of history, it was a respectful meeting and the Africans were not slaves. Their nations…
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