Why Do People Think Black History Starts With Slavery and Ends With MLK?

Black History: Special Delivery!!

Dr. Jane Landers is a History professor at Vanderbilt University who has done extesnive research into the presence of Africans in the Americas that predates the antebellum south or British colonization efforts of the 1500’s.  Her work is fascinating paints a very different picture than what most of us have been taught in school.  For many of us we encapsulate black history as starting with slavery and ending with MLK. In this short video, she shares some fascinating history and little known facts about the history of Africans in the Americas!

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5 thoughts on “Why Do People Think Black History Starts With Slavery and Ends With MLK?

  1. I learned a lot about the pre-colonial Africans when I visited St. Augustin, FL during their 450 years of the African American series they had in 2014. There is a ton of information out there just waiting for us to discover, because we won’t be taught about it in school.

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      1. Hey Lisa, thank you for the link. One interesting thing I have noticed is that (either from books, movies, TV Shows) we never hear about who we were before slavery. There is over 4,000 years of both black and biblical history we know nothing about.

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        1. It is shame that it isn’t taught in school, but we know that it will never be. It is up to parents, clergy and mentors to teach the youth and each other so that we can be informed. That’s why your Stella series is important.

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