Makes me wonder, when did racism become a good idea? It is also interesting to note that although the Mayan pyramids are younger than those in Egypt, there have been that date 5000 years at least earlier than the oldest Egyptian pyramid, the. He is the author of They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America, which was published by Random House in 1977 and is presently in its twenty-ninth printing. Mixed bloods are everywhere and have always been! Van Sertima defended his highly controversial thesis on the African presence in pre-Columbian America before the Smithsonian. The third section discusses the African elements underlying the great religions of Asia—Judaism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. George Washington Carver did write about many uses of Peanuts and marketed a few peanut products icluding a supposed tuberculosis treatment ointment, a hair dressing and a massage oil.
Adoption, kidnapping, child replacement, wife trading, hospitality, unions made for peace, love agreements, traveling and exploration, rape and any other activity in which genetic material may be exchanged between people, was happening all around the world, including the Americas, before 1492. There is plenty of proof of intercontinental contact world wide. Willis Carrier built the first air conditioner in 1906, Frederick Jones, an African American built an air conditioner for food transport in trucks in 1949. These are important discussions to have and I am always open to honest and respectful dialogue; particularly since emotions can run high and an interesting discussion can degenerate into a free for all… I hope you enjoy the post I recently responding to your comments… Nanas and Beans and Heads, oh my! It covers the major arenas of his scholarly life and looks at the immense contributions that African people have given to the world. In the end, nothing in my writings deny mixture: physical or cultural. This book, in my opinion, opens the serious student of African History to the accomplishments of Our Ancestors.
A few corrections: The Japanese underwater structures are natural underwater formations, not pyramids. But to continue propagandizing a revised history based on a is propagating racism, not critical thinking, not good scholarly form, not good relations and definitely not history. At this time I will also apologize. From 1957-1959 he served as a Press and Broadcasting Officer in the Guyana Information Services. What I find interesting is that there are pyramids in China thought to be older than these and the Afrocentrists are now looking to see how they can sequester their ancient history and accomplishments as well! Professor of African Studies at Rutgers University, Dr.
If any crossed it would have been a lost ship that never made it back. However, I must say that there were other corrections that I cannot accept as of yet. This is not the case. N Nanu, on said: Hello ninebabydragons. Van Sertima has lectured at more than 100 universities in the United States and has also lectured in Canada, the Caribbean, South America and Europe. In this arena Ivan Van Sertima emerged as an undefeated champion.
There is even talk that Humans mixed and matched with archaic hominids that no longer exist! He was educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies London University and the Rutgers Graduate School and held degrees in African Studies and Anthropology. Below is the text of a tribute to Dr. Reactionary tendencies are sometimes invisible, and while I do re-write, I may miss a comment. Not once does the author consider the possibility that maybe the indigenous folks from over here went to Africa to school them, instead. Shame your Gramma had to see that.
You attacked the messenger and ignored the message, which seems pretty much status quo as described above. I offer alternative perspectives on a variety of topics based on personal experience, study, introspection and spiritual and personal reflection. From a Native perspective, this book is the same garbage that the Europeans have been dishing out since they got here. Please know that disrespect is never intended- not really. Second, the debt owed to African and Arab Moors for certain inventions, usually credited to the Renaissance, is discussed, as well as the much earlier Egyptian influence on Greek science and philosophy; African Presence in Early Asia 1985, 1988 co-edited with Runoko Rashidi and divided into five sections. As much as Van Sertima states that he is not seeking to imply this, his claims that the advances in agriculture, textiles, architecture, ancient academics and most all things upon which civilization is based upon is thanks to the African guidance.
Nanu, on said: Good day Tiseti, and thank you for your interest and comments. These ruins baffle scientists not only because the blocks used to build it weighed in at over 100 tons a piece; the cuts and fittings between them are so precise that their very creation is a mystery. He also appeared before a Congressional Committee on July 7, 1987 to challenge the Columbus myth. Have a wonderful day and thanks again for your time. He was a literary critic, a linguist, and an anthropologist who made a name in all three fields. Van Sertima appeared before a United States Congressional Committee to challenge the Columbus myth of the discovery of America. Ivan Van Sertima was born in Guyana, South America.
He also compiled the Swahili Dictionary of Legal Terms, based on his field work in Tanzania, East Africa, in 1967. You may comment or send me an email via the email page. Indeed, during this turbulent and exciting period, he was in the vanguard of those scholars fighting to place African history in a new light. Commercially produced, it already existed in 1884 in Canada. The bulk of their evidence leans heavily on the opinion of African superiority.
Van Sertima was also Visiting Professor at Princeton University. In November 1991 he defended his thesis in an address to the Smithsonian Institute. As old as the Saqqara! About They Came Before Columbus They Came Before Columbus reveals a compelling, dramatic, and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Africans in ancient America. It was published in French in 1981 and in the same year, was awarded the Clarence L. Racial division is a human construct, not a scientific one. This landmark presentation before Congress was illuminating and brilliantly presented in the name of all peoples of color across the world.