America Is Me: 170 Fresh Questions and Answers on Black by Kennell Jackson

By Kennell Jackson

Using a question-and-answer structure and organized chronologically by way of period, this readable, energetic examine examines hundred key points of African-American background and tradition, from slavery to the humanities, sciences, civil rights move, and extra. travel.

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And there have been downsides. The rest of ancient Africa has been neglected in favor of Egyptomania. Seldom mentioned are the six thousand years of African farming innovation. Rarely cited are the artistic traditions of Nigeria’s ancient Nok culture. Even ancient Nubia, south of Egypt, has been overlooked. Yet exciting 18 / America Is Me new evidence shows that Nubia was a rival powerhouse to Egypt. Nubia might even have supplied models for the Egyptian kingship. Nubia is becoming a new hot spot of research for ancient Africa.

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Phillipson, David W. African Archaeology. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Shillington, Kevin. History of Africa. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1989. Sweetman, David. Women Leaders in African History. Oxford: Heinemann International, 1984. Thompson, Robert Farris. Flash of the Spirit: African And Afro-American Art and Philosophy. New York: Vintage Books, 1983. Text with photos. Thornton, John. African and Africans: In the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400–1680. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

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