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... [continues]
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