John Henrik Clarke
Who Betrayed The African World Revolution
African history is as old as world history. In fact, African history is the essence of world history. In order to understand African history in its true light, it may be necessary to place Africa at the center. With the second rise of Europe in the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries and the creation of the slave trade and the colonial system that followed, the African people were systematically readout of world history. The Europeans knew then and now that you cannot successfully oppress a consciously historical people. They had to forget, or pretend to forget, all they had previously known about African people...In order to justify the slave trade, the Europeans created an African people in their mind who never actually existed. They created a people with no known culture and no known contact with a civilized way of life. This was a lie then and it is a lie now.