Top 10 Africans & African-American scholars of black history you should know

Africans and African-American scholars of black history you should know

Black history/ African-American history / African historians


Africans must realize that the history we study in school is a European version of African history. Why? Because the Europeans after conquering the rest of the world and colonizing so many nations, installed their language, education, religion, in all conquered colonies, and in the process also installed their point of view about accounts of events (history), so the history we are taught is simply European account, not our account. If we colonized Europeans, history would've been different, it would've been to elevate ourselves.

Look, the account they gave us is not a true historical account because history is written from the view point of the writer. In fact, history is written by the victors, not the vanquished. If I conquer you, if I enslave you, if I colonize you, I'll write your history to favor me and I'll force you to study it in order to make you ashamed of yourself. If I make you ashamed of yourself, your history and your culture, I'll subdue you and rule over you because you'll then freely submit to me and even worship me. That's exactly what the Europeans did.

Professor Kaba Hiawatha Kamene, while quoting Cheik Anta Diop during a lecture, revealed their strategy when he said ‘’When European invaders over run people, whether in Africa or other parts of the world, they had three goals in mind:-

1. Take the history of the conquered. 
2. Take their language. 
3. Control their psychology, i.e take away their values, interests, religion, and principles. 

They take your history and superimpose theirs on it. They take your language and superimpose theirs on it. They take your values and priorities and superimpose theirs on it. Once this is done, no matter what decision you make, you will always end up serving the interest of the oppressor’’.

Once you have been subdued, you'll then teach your children the same version of history written by the conqueror, and your children would do the same, your children's children would do the same, and their children would do the same, and so on. As you can imagine, your nation is subdued forever and would never be able to rise above the conqueror!.

Dr. John Henrik Clarke, puts it in another way when he said ''to control a people, you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold you''.

The reason the conquerors write history is to use it to subdue the conquered. If I conquer you and write your history, telling you that your ancestors were nobody and that they achieved nothing, you won't have the moral to challenge my rulership over you because you would think I came to save you. This is the lie that has subdued us in Africa for many years. 

We have accepted the lies by our conquerors and today most of us have no idea that we had schools and universities in Africa before Europe. 

Most of us don't know that the first humans to inhabit planet earth were Africans, and that we have been in this world living happily alone for millions of years before the emergence of any other race.

Most of us have no idea that the wealthiest person ever lived on earth was an African.

Most of us don't know that we Africans invented gold and that we are the ones who made it a precious metal.

Most of us don't know that Judaism, Christianity, Islam, evolved from ancient traditional African religions that spread to the Middle East.

Most of us don't know that writing and literature were invented here in Africa when Europeans were living in caves.

This article is to guide you on how you can begin to un-learn the garbage they packed into our brains and instead begin learning the true history of Africa and African contribution to world civilization. 

Over many years of my studying black and African history, I have come across scholars that Africans need to know if we must set ourselves free from European indoctrination. 

Below are exceptional Africans and African-American scholars of history that black people should know. These brothers will show you how Europeans doctored African history and deleted anything suggesting black power. It is arranged in no particular order.

John Henrik Clarke
A great teacher of African history. The name of this man is history. Check out his lectures on Youtube if you want to know general black history/African history. He would go from West Africa to South Africa to ancient Egypt to Europe to America. He is everywhere!. His books include, Christopher Columbus and the African holocaust.

Ivan Van Sertima
Check him out if you want to know African contribution to science and African migrations around the world in ancient time, African presence in ancient America, ancient Asia, ancient Europe. His books include, ancient Egypt child of Africa, they came before Columbus, ancient Egypt revisited, African presence in early Europe, African presence in early America, African presence in early Asia.

Yosef Ben Jochanan
This brother is the best if you want to know how Christianity was practiced in Africa thousands of years when Europe didn’t even exist. Watch his lectures on Youtube if you want to know how all religions originated from Africa. His books include; the African origins of the major western religions, the black man of the Nile.

John G. Jackson
Learn from this brother if you want to know the origin of mankind and how Africans were the first to invent the concept of God, government, education. On religion, he’ll show you historically that many saviors died and resurrected here in Africa before Jesus. Of course, we didn’t call it Christianity at that time. It was spirituality, a way of life. His books include; Christianity before Christ, Introduction to African civilization, and Man, God, and Civilization.

Asa G. Hilliard
Learn from him to know about ancient Egypt history and how to study it.

Cheikh Anta Diop 
Great ancient African/Egypt scholar. African-Americans in America first began to challenge European version of African history. But Diop was the first African to challenge European version of African history. It was brother Diop that disproved the European racist view that the ancient Egyptians were white. He was a scientist and a historian and he showed with scientific test and anthropology that the ancient Egyptians were indeed black people originating from inner Africa.

Professor Theophile Obenga
Teacher of Ancient African philosophy/Egypt. His books include; African philosophy the pharaonic period.

James Small
Teacher of ancient African religion and how it evolved to other religions. 

Astra Akwesi
Teacher of ancient African spirituality with proofs written on stone on how Europeans plagiarized ancient African spirituality to create Christianity. His book include, spiritual enslavement. He organizes tour for those who want to visit Kemet (ancient Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia).
Website: www.kemetnu.com

Kaba Hiawatha Kamen 
An educationist to the core. Teacher of history of mankind and how Africa set the pace for the rest of humanity. How education, science, spirituality originated from Africa to the world. His books include, spirituality before religions, the Shabaka stone.
Twitter: @kamene777

Phil Valentine
Teacher of lost ancient African knowledge that you'll never find somewhere else, the truth about Christianity and how the Roman empire created it, ancient African philosophy and metaphysics. His book include, the wounded womb. You can enrol to his e-school.
Website: kemetaphysics.org 

Ishakamusa Barashango
He teaches non-religious view of the bible and Christianity from the perspective of history. Though, he no longer believe in Jesus as his personal Lord and savior but he teaches how Christianity originated in Africa. He probably attended a bible school and he believes Jesus was a real person but wasn’t the son of God or anything more than any other human being. His books and lectures would be good for those of you who still want to cling to the belief that Jesus must have at least existed, even if he’s not the son of God. However, if you’re interested in the whole truth, the truth is that there was no Jesus. His books include; African origin of the Christian Church.

Ray Hagins
A former pastor who later discovered Jesus is fake. He is the bomb when it comes to showing Christianity as a fraud. He now runs a church where he teaches ancient African centered spirituality, not European Christianity. Check him out if you are interested in the truth about Christianity.
Are you stuck with Christianity and want to know the truth? Go to youtube and search for him to watch his lectures.
Twitter @rhagins

Leo William Hans Berry 
One of the first people to begin questioning the European version of African history. Kwame Nkrumah and Nnamdi Azikiwe learned from this man when they were in the USA. Once Nkrumah and Azikiwe learned that the Europeans were lying about African history, they became conscious and would later return to Africa to over-throw colonialism. I couldn’t find his lectures on YouTube as he died a long time ago before the video age. However, Kaba Hiawatha Kamene has written about him though.

For general Afrocentric worldview, also check out Professor Molefi Asante, Amos Wilson, Marimba Ani. All of them have written several books.

Below is a list of books recommended by the above scholars for black people to read in order to know the true history of black people and black contribution in the world since ancient time. Some of the books were written by white people who stand for the truth. You need to know that there are white people who write the truth about African history, but they are regarded as radicals in Europe and their works don't get very popular. 

For a summary of each book or to order it, simply right click on it. If you're told that any book is unavailable, don't worry, just use the title and name of the author to fetch it on Amazon. The list is not arranged in any particular order.

Introduction to African Civilization- John G. Jackson

The Destruction of the Black Civilization: Great Issues of A Race from 4500 BC to 2000 AD- Chancellor Williams

Two Thousand Seasons- Ayi Kwei Amah

The Isis Papers: The Keys to the Colors- Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

Yurugu- Marimba Ani

Autobiography of Malcolm X- Malcolm X

Miseducation of the Negro- Carter G. Woodson

A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies- Bartolome de las Casas

Pedagogy of the Oppressed- Paulo Freire

Wretched of the Earth- Frantz Fanon

Intellectual slavery, the worst legacy of colonialism- Africason

100 Amazing Facts about the Negro- J. A. Rogers

12 Years a Slave- Solomon Northup

A Torchlight for America- Louis Farrakhan

Africa: Mother of Western Civilization- Yosef Ben

 Jochannan

African Genesis- Ishakamusa Barashango

Shabaka’s Stone: An African Theory on the Origin and Continuing Development of the Cosmic Universe- Kaba Hiawatha Kamene

Black man of the Nile and his family- Yosef Ben Jochannan

African Holistic Health- Llaila Afrika

African Origin of Civilization- Cheikh Anta Diop

African Presence in Early America- Ivan Van Sertima

African Presence In Early Asia- Runoko Rashidi and Ivan Van Sertima

African Presence in Early Europe- Runoko Rashidi

African Woman the Original Guardian Angel- Ishakamusa Barashango

Afrikan-Centered Consciousness versus the New World Order: Garveyism in the Age of Globalism- Amos N. Wilson

An Afrocentric Guide To A Spiritual Union- Ra Un Nefer Amen

Anacalypsis Part 1 and 2, An Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic- Godfrey Higgins

Ancient Egypt: The Light of the World- Gerald Massey

Assata: An Autobiography- Assata Shakur 

Beautiful, Also, are the Souls of my Black Sisters- Jeanne Noble

Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America 1619-1964: The Classic Account of the Struggles and Triumphs of Black Americans- Lerone Bennett Jr.

Behold, a Pale Horse- Milton William Cooper

Black Bourgeoisie- E. Franklin Frazier

Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth- Richard Right

The Prehistoirc Origins of Ancient Egypt- Robert Bauval and Thomas Brophy

Black Jacobins- C. L. R. James

Black on Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination- Amos N. Wilson

Black Spark White Fire- Richard Poe

Black Women for Beginners- S. Pearl Sharp

Black Women in Antiquity- Ivan Van Sertima

Blue Print for Black Power: A Moral, Political and Economic Imperative for the Twenty-First Century- Amos N. Wilson

Brainwashed: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority- Tom Burrell

Christianity Before Christ- John G. Jackson

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism- John Henrik Clarke

Chronology of the Bible- Yosef Ben Jochannan

Caesar's Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus- Joseph Atwill

Jesus never existed- Kenneth Humphreys

Civilization or Barbarism: An Authenitic Anthropology- Cheika Anta Diop

Death of A King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year- Tavis Smile

Decolonizing the African Mind- Chinweizu

Denmark Vesey: The Buried Story of America's Largest Slave Rebellion and the Man Who Led It- David Robertson

Divine Speech- Jacob Carruthers

Echoes of the Old Darkland- Charles S Finch

Egypt Child of Africa- Ivan Van Sertima

Egypt Revisited- Ivan Van Sertima

Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization- John G. Jackson

First Word: Black Scholars, Teachers, Thinkers, Warriors, Knowledge, Wisdom, Mental Liberation- Kwaku Person-Lynn

Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream- Lerone Bennett, Jr.

From Afrikan Captives to Insane Slaves: The Need for Afrikan History in Solving the "Black" Mental Health Crisis in "America" and the World- Yosef Ben-Jochannan

From Babylon to Timbuktu- Rudolph R. Windsor

From Niggas to Gods- Vol. 1 & Vol. 2- Akil

Gerald Massey's Lectures- Gerald Massey

God, the Bible and the Black Man’s Destiny- Ishakamusa Barashango

The golden age of the Moor- Ivan Van Sertima

Handbook of Revolutionary Warfare- Kwame Nkrumah

Hebrews to Negroes- Ronald Dalton Jr.

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa- Walter Rodney

I May Not Get There with You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.- Michael Eric Dyson

I Write What I Like: Selected Writings- Steve Biko

In Praise Of Black Women: Ancient African Queens- Simone SchwarzBrat

Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption- Bryan Stevenson

Kemet Afrocentricity and Knowledge- Molefi Asante

Kill them before they grow: Misdiagnosis of African American boys in American classrooms- Michael Porter

KMT: In The House Of Life- Ayi Kwei Armah

Knowledge of Self: A Collection of Wisdom on the Science of Everything in Life- C'BC Alife Allah

Knowledge of Self: Understanding the mind of the Black Male- Steven Kniffely

Let the Circle Be Unbroken: African Spirituality in the Diaspora- Marimba Ani

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela- Nelson Mandela

Ma'at the 11 laws of God- Ra Un Nefer Amen

Make Me Wanna Holler- Nathan McCall

Man, God & Civilization- John G. Jackson

Manchild in the Promised Land- Claude Brown

Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present- Harriet A. Washington

Melanin: A key to Freedom- Dr. Richard D. King

Melanin: The Chemical Keys to Black Greatness (Vol. I)- Carol Barnes

Message To The Blackman in America- Elijah Muhammad

Metu Neter Vol. 1: the Great Oracle of Tehuti and the Egyptian System of Spiritual Cultivation- Ra Un Nefer Amen

Metu Neter Vol. 2. Anuk Ausar, the Kamitic Initiation System- Ra Un Nefer Amen

Metu Neter Vol. 3. The Key To Miracles- Ra Un Nefer Amen

Metu Neter Vol. 4. The Initiate's Daily Meditation Guide - Ra Un Nefer Amen

My Bondage and My Freedom- Frederick Douglass

Native Son- Richard Wright

Nature Knows No Color Lines: Research into the Negro Ancestry in the White Race- J.A. Rogers

Negroes with Guns- Robert F. Williams

Nigger: An Autobiography- Dick Gregory

Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization (Exploding the Myths)- Anthony T. Browder

Nuricide: The Nutritional Destruction of The Black Race- Llaila Afrika

Of the Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, And Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman- Malidoma Patrice Some

Olaudah Equiano Autobiography- Olaudah Equiano

Our Black Seminarians & Black Clergy Without A Black Theology- Yosef Ben-Jochannan

Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth- John G. Jackson

Paul Bogle and the Morant Bay Rebellion- anonymous author

Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey Volumes I & II- Marcus Garvey and Amy Jacques Garvey

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome- Joy A. Degruy

PowerNomics: The National Plan To Empower Black America- Dr. Claud Anderson

Ready For Revolution- Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture)

"Resewt (South) is Up” or “Why Africans Live In a World Turned Upside Down"- Akinjide B. Montgomery

Revolution- the Book: The Rap is Live- Jamil Al-Amin

Revolutionary Suicide- Huey P. Newton

Seize the Time: The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Hewton- Bobby Seale

Sex and Race, Volume 1: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands- The Old World- J. A. Rogers

Sex and Race: A History of White, Negro, and Indian Miscegenation in the Two Americas, Vol. 2: The New World- J.A. Rogers

Sex and Race, Volume 3: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in All Ages and All Lands -- Why White and Black Mix in Spite of Opposition- J. A. Rogers

Shades Of Memnon: Book 1: The African Hero Of The Trojan War and the Keys to Ancient World Civilization (Volume 1)- Gregory Walker

Shades Of Memnon Book 2: Ra Force Rising- Gregory Walker

Shades Of Memnon Book 3: African Atlantis Unbound- Gregory Walker

Shadow of the Third Century: A Revaluation of Christianity- Alvin Boyd Kuhn

Slavery by another Name: The Re- Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II- Douglas A. Blackmon

Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson- George Jackson

Souls of Black Folk- W.E.B. DuBois

The spiritual Warriors are Healers- Mfundishi Jhutyms Ka N. Heru Hassn K Salim

Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy- George M. James

The Africans Who Wrote the Bible- Nana Banchie Darkwah

The Ankh: African Origin of Electromagnetism- Nur Ankh Amen Amen

The Art of War- Sun Tzu

The Beginnings of Gnostic Christianity- Gordon L. Rylands

The Bible Myth: The African Origins of the Jewish People- Gary Greenberg

The Big Black Fire- Robert H. DeCoy

The Black Seminoles- Kenneth W. Porter

The Children Of The Sun- George Wells Parker

The Condition, Elevation, Emigration and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States- Martin R. Delany

The Cultural Unity of Black Africa: The Domains of Matriarchy & of Patriarchy in Classical Antiquity- Cheikh Anta Diop

The Falsification of African Consciousness- Amos N . Wilson

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5000 year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor- Martin Meredith

The Historical Jesus and the Mythical Christ- Gerald Massey

The Husia- Maulana Karenga

The Iceman Inheritance: Prehistoric Sources of Western Man's Racism, Sexism, and Aggression- Michael Bradley

The Irritated Genie- Jacob Carruthers

The Last of the Gnostic Masters- Thomas Sawyer Spivey

The Maroon Within Us- Asa Hilliard

The Myth of Genesis and Exodus- Yosef Ben Jochannan

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness- Michelle Alexander

The Origin of Languages, Nations, and Religions- Godfrey Higgins

The Psychopathic Racial Personality- Dr. Bobby E. Wright

The Real Facts About Ethiopia- J. A. Rogers

The Science and the Myth of Melanin: Exposing the TruthsT. Owens Moore

The Shaping of Black America- Lerone Bennett Jr.

The Signs And Symbols of Primordial Man- Albert Churchward

The Skin We're In: Teaching our children to be emotionally strong, socially smart, and Spiritually Connected- Janie Victoria Ward

The Thirteenth Tribe: The Khazar Empire and its Heritage - Arthur Koestler

The United-Independent Compensatory Code/System/Concept Textbook: A Compensatory Counter-Racist Code- Neely Fuller Jr.

The Word Negro- Its Origin and Evil Use- Richard B. Moore

The Worlds Sixteen Crucified Saviors- Kersey Graves

The Wounded Womb- Dr. Phillip Valentine

There is A River- Vincent Harding

They Came Before Columbus- Ivan Van Sertima

Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe

Beyond ugly- Constance Briscoe

Understanding Black Adolescent Male Violence: Its Remediation and Prevention (Awis Lecture Series)- Amos N. Wilson

Up From Slavery- Booker T. Washington

We Ain't No Niggas! Exposing the Deception of YOUR World History Education- N. Quamere Cincere

What Color was Jesus?- William Mosley

When God Was a Woman- Merlin Stone

When Rocks Cry Out- Horace Butler

When We Ruled: The Ancient and Mediaeval History of Black Civilisations-  Robin Walker

Black-On-Black Violence: The Psychodynamics of Black Self-Annihilation in Service of White Domination- Amos Wilson

Who Betrayed the African Revolution? And Other Speeches- Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Who Is This King of Glory?: A Critical Study of the Christos-Messiah Tradition- Alvin Boyd Kuhn

Why We Can't Wait- Dr. Martin Luther King

Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of a Slave- Willie Lynch

Wonderful Ethiopians Of The Cushite Empire- Drusilla Dunjee Houston

World's Great Men of Color Vol. 1- J.A Rogers

World's great men of color Vol 2- J.A. Rogers

Write Me In!- Dick Gregory

Psychopathic racial personality- Bobby Wright

Chains and images of psychological slavery- Na'im Akbar

Critical lessons in slavery- John Henrik Clarke

To be a slave- Julius Lester

Silent terror: a journey into contemporary African slavery- Samuel Coton

King Leopold’s ghost- Adam Hochchild

Black people in the British empire- Peter Fryer

Black England- Gretchen Gerzina

The slaver’s log book- Captain Theopilus

Clash of civilizations and the remaking of world order- Samuel Huntington

The Black Holocaust For Beginners- S.E. Anderson

Culture Bandits Vol. 2: annihilation of African images - Del Jones

The African slave trade- Basil Davidson

The lost city of Africa- Basil Davidson

Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism- John Henrk Clark

Slavery in the Arab world- Morry Gordon

Africa Under Colonial Domination 1880-1935- A Adu Boahen UNESCO

The African slave trade from the 15th to the 19th century- UNESCO

European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500–1850 (Indian Ocean Studies Series)- Richard B. Allen

A history of the colonization of Africa by alien races- Hary Johnson

East Africa And Its Invaders From The Earliest Times To The Death Of Seyyid Said In 1856- Reginald Copeland

Jacobite: The Black Presence in Britain Before The Slave Trade- Azariah Lindo

The Stolen Ones and How They Were Missed- Marcia Tete Arunga


IMPORTANT:
Read all books by Molefe Asante
Read all books by John Henrik Clark
Read all books by Yosef Ben Joachannan
Read all books by Ivan Van Sertima
Read all article and books by Africason

Try and read as many as you can. Do share this information with family, friends and associates. You can get all the books online simply by following the links.

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of books but I said these are the ones I've heard being mentioned by black history scholars that I've come across over the years. Of course, there are thousands of good books out there that black people should read, so never limit yourself to the above books. Read as wide as you can.

If you are the type that has enough internet access to view Youtube videos, the easy way is to go to Youtube.com and check out the listed scholars and their lectures. It is free!. Once you realize that Europeans have lied to you about history, your life will never be the same.

''To control a people, you must first control what they think about themselves and how they regard their history and culture. And when your conqueror makes you ashamed of your culture and your history, he needs no prison walls and no chains to hold you''............ John Henrik Clarke



Why Europeans destroyed African history


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