Friday, May 29, 2009

Sadly, Ivan Van Sertima has passed away.

A celebrated classic, "They Came Before Columbus", deals with a number of contacts: both planned and accidental, between Africans and Americans in different historical periods.Evidence for a physical/cultural presence of Africans in Early America is methodically examined.

Van Sertima reveals to us a compelling, dramatic and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of black Africans in ancient America.

In past postings I have addressed the 'Council of Elders', African Diaspora scholars.Please read:this and this. I have stopped writing about some of these issues because I was beginning to believe that I was "talking to myself". This notion of a "post-racial" America is as yet largely mythical. Please take time to read this past post: intellectual racism.