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World's Great Men of Color, Volume I

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An eye-opening account of the great black personalities of world history.

In this first volume: outstanding blacks of Asia and Africa, and historical figures before Christ -- including Akhenaton, Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, the Mahdi, Samuel Adjai Crowther, and many more.

World's Great Men of Color is a comprehensive account of the great Black perso
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Published May 17th 2011 by Touchstone (first published 1972)
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Ced Crawley
So much of black history is neglected in the schools. Much of what is taught to black children, particularly in American schools, centers around blacks of the North American hemisphere. However, black history is much broader, richer, and deeper than America or the offspring thereof in this part of the world.

Joel Rogers attempts to prove (and successfully so) that black people, both in the Americas and abroad, have nothing to be ashamed of in terms of their contribution to human history. In fact,
Cassandra Lewis
Excellent book!!! A wealth of information
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An amazingly and accurately written contribution to literature, this history book (with commentary) documents the contributions, explorations, conquests, etc ancient African, Asian, and Middle Eastern peoples have done. Focusing primary on people of color, this book gives an in-depth look at past events and the men and women that spearheaded many of them. I feel that this book is 9+ years appropriate, and could gender relevant conversation for students concerning great scientist, engineers, rule ...more
this bok changed my life ,giving me a new positve outlook and help me to relize people of colour contributed so much to modern civilization that has been edited out of every day lif , amazing read .
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This (and volume II) I have in my personal library and use for reference; I re-read sections on occasion.
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Most intriguing and very poetic. Use as a point of reference and knowledge.
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Joel Augustus Rogers was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevail
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