The Racial of the Historical Egyptians
Author(s): Herbert J. Foster
Source: Journal of Black Research, Vol. your five, No . a couple of (Dec., 1974), pp. 175-191 Published simply by: Sage Guides, Inc.
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HERBERT J. PROMOTE
Staten Island Community
has been that Black
people have developed simply no important
they produced any significant
contributions globe culture.
The historyof Black people since they arrivedin the New
Universe, as well as their very own experiencesin Africa, has been
treatedin this manner. Untilrecently, history Africa
has been writtenas part of the Africanslave trade and
European imperialexpansioninto the continentduring
century. Hugh Trevor-Roper
(1965: 1), Regius
Teacher History OxfordUniversity,
seduced just about any, by the changing
style, demand that they can should be taughtthe
right now there
Most likely thefuture
presently there none, or perhaps very
history teach. Butat thepresent
little: there onlythehistory Europeans Africa. snooze
darkness.... Men existed even in dark countriesand dark
wouldbe to amuseourselves
centuries, to examine
RECORD OF DARK STUDIES,
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[1761 RECORD OF DARK STUDIES / DECEMBER 1974
Commentsof European colonial time administrators The african continent
this kind of misconception the Africanpast. Basil
Davidson(1959: ix) offers noted thatin 1958 SirArthur
for BritishEast Africa working in london, told the
Torquay Branch of the Overseas League that " in the last
59 years... East Africa has evolved from a totally
country, in lots of ways more backwardthan the
colonial time governor Kenya,
Stone Age. " The previous
PhillipMitchell(1968: 3), reported: " The forty-two
have got spent in Africa... cover a large portion of the history of
Africa, it could hardlybe said to extendmuch
back thanabout 1870. "
Fortunately, modern times, many of these misconcephave written tionshave been fixed.
extensivelyon the great precolonial Black kingdomsof
The african continent, some of whichoriginated
the old kingdoms of Europe. Yet , historical
after thequestionof the ethnicity
the ancient Egyptianswho developed one of the world's
The question is also symptoearliestcentersof civilization.
matic of the characteristics of race relations at given details in
thatis, it has been interpreted accordancewiththe
statusof Black people. The realissuein thisdebate
is not only matter if...
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