THE GREENSBORO TIMES Publisher’s View Africa, Black America and World History In the years before the Civil
War, Harriet Tubman freed over 300 blacks from slavery in the South to freedom in the North. For her commendable work, she was nicknamed “Moses.” involvement
Underground Railroad angered southern
with the infamous and
offered a $40,000 bounty for her capture. She was never captured and never lost a slave.
In the late 1990’s, Nelson Earl Jones, Pulisher
Mandela became the prime-minister of South Africa. He had spent 27 years in prison for leading the effort to overthrow South Africa’s racist apartheid government.
In the 14th Century, Nerfertiti was one of the most famous women
in antiquity. An African princess, she was the most influential personality and leader of the world. Her name, Nerfertiti translates to “The beautiful one has come,” is an African birth name.
On April 4, 1969, a shot rang out in Memphis Tennessee in the
assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. He was the voice and leader of the American Civil Rights Movement that not only changed America, but the entire world. He is admired and celebrated throughout the world and has an American holiday celebrating his life and accomplishments.
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama became the first African-
American president of the United States, against all odds, a spiritual happenstance of biblical implications.
Harriet Tubman, Nelson Mandela, Newrfertti, Rev. Martin Luther
King and Barack Obama all have one commonality; they are all of African ancestry and black as was Jesus Christ, Moses and all of the biblical personalities of the Bible. The mis-education of African Americans and the American public is why Black History Month continues to be necessary in this early part of the 21st century.
Biblical scriptures Ezekiel, Daniel and Revelations describe the
son of God with hair like “wool” and with bodily parts the color of “brass” and “amber” (Ezekiel 1:27 and 8:2; Daniel 7:9; and Revelation 1:14-15).
The true ethnic background of Jesus is a glaring example of the
need for the teaching of Black history from the time of the founding of civilization to the forced introduction of Africans to America as slaves.
Jesus, as he lived and walked here on earth as a human being, is
African and not Michelangelo’s model as a European. Most of the writings of American and European scholars and
historians regarding Black history have been nothing more than intentional distortions and outright lies. The primary motive has been to support the racist philosophy of white supremacy.
Black history does not start in America but on the continent of
Africa, the cradle of civilization. Blacks were the earliest builders of civilization on this
planet, which includes the development of writing, math, the sciences, engineering, medicine, architecture, religion and the fine arts. The basic principles of the traditional African Constitution were adhered to and kept alive throughout all the passing centuries as the fundamental elements of ancient democratic, social, political and economic systems that exist in many parts of the world today, including America.
of one supreme God, creator of the Universe.
Africa is the cradle of a religious civilization based on the concept Contrary to widespread
misinformation, the history of Black Americans does not begin with their arrival to the American colonies on slave ships. It has its true beginning on their ancestral continent of Africa.
Their ancestors built pyramids,
temples, tombs and universities. Much of the architecture designed by Africans 5,000 years ago is still being imitated today. The Eiffel Tower
in Paris, Big Ben Tower in London, and the Washington Monument in Washington D.C. are shining examples of flattery to Africans.
Africans were the first to provide written language, which is
called hieroglyphics. Africans were also great travelers and master ship builders. They had sailed to America over 3,000 years before Columbus. Carlos Marquez, the Mexican explorer observed skeletons of Africans from Bolivia to Mexico. The Olemec civilization left sculptural evidence showing African features. The numerous pyramids in Mexico have the same North-South axis as the African Pyramids. Africans from Morocco, called Moors, traveled to Europe and ruled Spain from 711 to 1400 A.D. under General Tarik. He was such a strong leader that the Rock of Gibraltar, also a symbol of strength, was associated with Tarik.
Africans founded the first University, the Grand Lodge of Wa’at. The Greeks and other Europeans studied under Africans. The professors were priests. The curriculum was called the Mystery System and was divided into four areas: religion, liberal arts, applied sciences, and business. Most students entered at the age of seven to begin years of study.
Imhotep was the father of medicine. Many history books state
that Hippocrates was the first doctor. Imhotep lived in the era o 2800 B.C., but Hippocrates was born 2000 years later. The Greek name for Imhotep is Aesculapius.
refers to Imhotep: I swear by Apollo, the physician, and Aesculapius and health
and all-heal, and all judgment, I will keep this oath and his stipulation to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance with him, and relieve his necessities if required. . . .
Black history is, in fact, world history. It did not start in America
as implied in many of the forums, panel discussions, special media documentaries during Black History Month. The contributions of African Americans and their ancestors to the development of world civilization are too enormous to address in this commentary. World religion, science, art, education and many other areas of civilized human development owe Africans a great deal of gratitude, and the writers of world history text books owe its readers the truth about world history.
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