By Kennell Jackson
Using a question-and-answer structure and organized chronologically by means of period, this readable, energetic research examines hundred key elements of African-American heritage and tradition, from slavery to the humanities, sciences, civil rights stream, and extra. travel.
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Over many centuries the Swahili coast of East Africa had elaborate connections with India, with the Islamic global, and with the peoples of the internal. there has been significant monetary, social, and spiritual interchange. The intrusion of the Portuguese within the 16th century was once in simple terms the newest of many overseas affects.
An important 19th-century reformer and highbrow, Alexander Crummell (1819-1898) was once the 1st black American to obtain a level from Cambridge collage. Upon commencement, he sailed to Liberia, the place from 1853 to 1872 he labored as a farmer, educator, small company operator, and Episcopal missionary.
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The captured people were human capital that would have been invested in building Africa. Instead, slave masters in the Americas used that human capital for building their own mines, farms, craft and fishing industries, and new cities, such as Havana, Salvador, New Orleans, Richmond, Charleston, Philadelphia, and the cities of Mexico. Admittedly, masters fed, clothed, and housed slaves. But these slave provisions were notoriously deficient. In sum, repaying Africa would begin to compensate for an enormous brain and labor drain.
Tuthmosis was the most famous member of the most famous Egyptian dynasty, the eighteenth. ” Like Napoleon, he was short in stature (less than five feet tall) and a successful general. Tuthmosis led eighteen massive campaigns into western Asia, created an empire, and made Egypt invincible. ) As a king of Nubia, Taharqa used his army to help ancient Israel and earned mention in the Bible as a friend of the Israelites (in Isaiah 37:9 and 2 Kings 19:9). He became a pharaoh, one of the Nubian kings of Egypt.
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America Is Me: 170 Fresh Questions and Answers on Black American History by Kennell Jackson