FACTS ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY. 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. African ism-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. Throne.

-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. Karen ga 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.

Alkali mat believed that African American should Rewrite & Reconception alize 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 European centric to Afro centric. ) Alklimat levels of African American History was: 1. Biology & Race 2. Political Economy & Class & Caste 3. Society & Nationality 4.

Ideology & Consciousness VI. "Theory, Pedagogy, and Research" A. Theory is a proven fact. B. Pedagogy is a method or an art of teaching. C.

Research is collecting information, investigating, and seeking knowledge. VII. Pillars of Knowledge A. Origin & Heritage B. Critical Analysis (critical thinking) C.

Empowerment-social, political, & economic VIII. Kinds of Knowledge A. Practical- knowledge of the first order that is generated in order to understand the symbols and meanings as the group understands them. Example: All humans need food to live. Jim is a human.

Therefore, Jim needs food to live. B. Technical-describes and explains the empirical reality that the group must deal with. Example: County schools have higher scores than city schools. C. Emancipatory-used to helps resolve contradictions between practical and technical knowledge.

It is a knowledge that can be used to change negative conditions into positive conditions in order to improve the life chances / experiences for black people. Example: County schools may have better teachers. Important to Know Africa is the birthplace of humanity. Africa had 3 main kingdoms-Ghana, Mali and SonghaiBicades Sudan means land of black people. Kongo means land of Black Smith Egypt was once known has hem it, which means land of blacks. Africa was called Ethiopia, which means land of black skin.

NPCRO means dead. MANCY means worship, honor, & celebrate the dead. G riots-oral historians Human life began in Eastern Africa about 160, 000 years ago.