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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.

4. We sell our land.

B. "The Creation of the Negro"- this came from the word NPCRO, which means dead. It also have a relation the word MANCY, which means worship, honor, & celebrate the dead.

C. "On Becoming a Born Again African"- In order to become this African Americans must purchase land, produce our own materials, have a sense of family, and learn about our heritage.

V. Key thesis of Black History and African American Studies:

A. Karenga believed African Americans should Rescue & Reconstruct Black History. We need to rescue it from the Europeans. Let African Americans write their own history. His quote was "History is a mirror of struggle".

B. Alkalimat believed that African American should Rewrite & Reconceptionalize their history. He is the author of Intro to African American History. His stages to African American History was the:

1. Crisis Stage,

2. Innovation Stage

3. Experimentation Stage

4. Institutionalization Stage

African American Studies is an intellectual and academic discipline. It has 3 fields of knowledge: 1. Natural Sciences

2. Humanities

3. Social Science.

It deals with a radical fundamental change in education. (Changes from



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