I. Introduction to Afro-American History
A. Central theme-Quest for 1. Freedom, 2. Equality, 3. Manhood/Women Suffrage
B. Reasons for the Afro-American Movement-1. Record sake, 2. Inspirational Sake, 3. Fight for the concept that blacks are inferior.
C. Africanism-anything that has an African origin
D. Eras of History- Ancient (Stone Age), Medieval (Dark Ages History), Modern (Reform), & Current
II. Discuss the four group of Black Historians.
- The Author of Black Historians is Dr. Thrope.
-The Beginning School-Rope to justify Emancipation
-The Middle School-Builder of Black Studies
-The Layman School-Untrained Historians
-The New School-Professional Historians
The first historian was George Washington Williams. John Rustwrum was the black undergraduate historian to graduate from Harvard.
III. Fathers of History
A. Carter G. Woodson-Father of Negro History ( Founder of Black History Day)
B. Charles Wesley & Monroe Clark-Father of African American Studies
C. Herodotus-who was Greek, Father of History in General-He wrote his history in Hodge Podgy, meaning something thrown together.
D. Thucydides-Father of Scientific History
IV. Review of the Browder Files by Anthony T. Browder.
A. Introduction-Why can’t African American reunite as a race?
1. We don’t know our heritage.
2. We fail to produce the thing s we need.
3. We have a loss of sense of family.
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...deal with. Example: County schools have higher scores than city schools.
C. Emancipatory-used to helps resolve contradictions between practical and technical knowledge. It is a knowledge that can be used to change negative conditions into positive conditions in order to improve the life chances/experiences for black people. Example: County schools may have better teachers.
Important to Know
Africa is the birthplace of humanity.
Africa had 3 main kingdoms-Ghana, Mali and Songhai
Bicades Sudan means land of black people.
Kongo means land of Black Smith
Egypt was once known has hemit, which means land of blacks.
Africa was called Ethopia, which means land of black skin.
NPCRO means dead.
MANCY means worship, honor, & celebrate the dead.
Human life began in Eastern Africa about 160,000 years ago.
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