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'Alik Shahadah + Hakim Adi 2005, 2008
AFRICA BEFORE
SLAVERY
Africa's History did not start with Slavery
Notes


It takes more than a horrifying transatlantic
voyage chained in the filthy hold of a slave
ship to erase someone's culture

Maya Angelou
See African Holocaust | African Culture | African Kingdoms | Agency | Facts About Africa
Africa's history did not begin in slavery,
and despite the peculiarity, horror, and
duration of enslavement of Africans,
slavery occupies a minor time-frame
in the 120,000 years of African history (0.5% of
African history). In the last 50 years much has been
done to combat the false and negative views about
the history of Africa and Africans,
Server
not
which were developed in Europe in order to justify the Transatlantic Slave Trade and European colonial
rule in Africa that followed it. Unfortunately the Eurocentric take on Africa and Eurocentric linguistics has
distorted how some African scholars see Africa. Even those claiming to be progressive, discuss Africa
as history's perceptual victimwithout any agency. Relegated to a simple disparaging colorblack





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Until lions tell their
tale, the story of the
hunt will always
glorify the hunter
African Proverb
Power concedes
nothing without a
demand. It never did
and it never will
Frederick Douglass
The most pathetic
thing is for a slave
who doesn't know
that he is a slave
Malcolm X
Every man is rich in
excuses to
safeguard his
or Negroid, without even the ability to define anything in realityeven one's self.
Many people have this view of Africa sitting still and being imposed on from outside. They forget
that Africa was an active trade partner with Arabia, and China. There is even a special section in
Israel for Orthodox Christian Ethiopian monks for 100's of years for when they make pilgrimage.
Africans have been to China before the European not as slavesbut as partners. Africans
discovered Europe before Europe "discovered" us (Islamic Spain etc). History, right now, needs
to be put into perspective.
Many have been draining the African historical record by boxing in what is, and what does not
constitutes an authentic African experience. Eurocentric terminologies place certain concepts
outside of the African domain with this habit of "tribalizing" Africa; dark, pagan, licentious,
unorganized, base and emotive. The legacy of washing out Africa's historical record can be
summed up by the racist words of the Scottish philosopher David Hume:


I am apt to suspect the Negroes to be
naturally inferior to the Whites. There scarcely
ever was a civilized nation of that complexion,
nor even any individual, eminent either in
action or in speculation. No ingenious
manufacture among them, no arts, no
sciences
David Hume
In the nineteenth century the German philosopher Hegel simply
declared Africa is no historical part of the world. ' This openly racist
view, that Africa had no history, was repeated by Hugh Trevor-
Roper, Regius Professor of History at Oxford University , as late as
1963. The legacy of the African Holocaust has made a profound
affect on African studies, where the default attitude is to deny
African have contributed anything to what is considered civilization.
Africans are playing on a chessboard where all the pieces are white.
The volumes of publish works by the Hitler's of the African
Holocaust is impossible for Africans to gain any foothold and
authorities stance in their history." So Ethiopia is a great
civilization so it must be "outside of African origin", Great
Zimbabwe, Ancient Egypt, Moorish Islamic Spain are
categorically denied as having anything African in them.


Africa had a history, long before the Europeans
came to our shores. But the Europeans came to
our shores and because they were attracted by
what those who came first found (in our case
it's gold), and the first European establishment
which established in Ghana was established at a
place called El Mina, (The Mine), because gold
was so abundant and they came with their
manufacturing products in exchange for gold.
So the Europeans initially came to our country
to trade! As partners. It is perhaps the error of
the slave trade which changed the perceptions
of Europeans about Africans, when our own
people were regarded as commodities

Issac Osei (500 Years Later)
AFRICAN KINGDOMS
See also | African Kingdoms
Africa produced a plethora of advanced civilizations. The most notable of these is the Nile Valley
civilization From 3,000 BCE (founding of the First Dynasty), all the way until it was conquered by Persia
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prejudices, his
instincts, and his
opinions.
Ancient Egypt
Africa's history did
not begin in slavery,
and despite the
peculiarity, horror,
and duration of
enslavement of
Africans, slavery
occupies a minor
time frame. Some of
the most notable
civilizations in
human history come
out of Africa. Africa
has been a key
continent in the
development of the
modern and
historical world.

What kind of world do
we live in when the
views of the
oppressed are
expressed at the
convenience of their
oppressors?
Owen 'Alik Shahadah
We are not Africans
because we are born
in Africa, we are
Africans because
Africa is born in us.
Chester Higgins Jr.
Leave no brother or
sister behind the
enemy line of
poverty.
Harriet Tubman
Linguistics and African Reality
Religion In Africa
African Cultural Footprint
Somali: Money and Civil War
Africa Before Slavery
African Influence in Barbados
around 525 BCE. So about 2,500 years. This was followed by the great civilizations of Axum and D'mt,
and later by the great Islamic civilizations of the Sahel (Mali, Songhai, and the last in the later Sokoto).
The famous Hajj of Mansa Musa in the 13th century was so profound it altered the currency of every
country he passed through with his entourage. Later the Sokoto Caliphate is an Islamic spiritual
community in Northern Nigeria, led by the Sultan of Sokoto . It was founded during the Fulani War in
1809 by Usman dan Fodio. Throughout the 1800s, it was one of the largest and most powerful empires
in sub-Saharan Africa until British conquest in 1903.
Despite the new wave of myths regarding Nubia and Kemet (Ancient Egypt) It is clear that Kemet and
Nubia were neighboring African Civilizations African Civilizations African Civilizations African Civilizations just as Aksum and Nubia. Difference doest mean Nubia
was a black race and Kemet wasnt. Both groups were ethnic groups of indigenous African origin. The
ethnic differences were no more significant than Ethiopians versus Kenyans. The largest empire in
Ancient African history was the Songhai empire with its iconic leader Askia. The Aksum empire was the
3rd largest African empire at 1.25 million sq km. In the sixth century, the kingdom of Aksum (Axum) was
doing what many elsewhere had been doing: pursuing trade and empire. Its exports of ivory, glass
crystal, brass and copper items, and perhaps slaves, among other things, had brought prosperity to the
kingdom.
BLACKNESS AND SLAVERY
See also | African Race | Language
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If we stand tall it is
because we stand
on the shoulders of
many ancestors.
African Proverb
If we do not stop
oppression when it
is a seed, it will be
very hard to stop
when it is a tree.
' Alik Shahadah
If the future doesn't
come toward you,
you have to go fetch
it
Zulu Proverb
It takes more than a
horrifying
transatlantic voyage
chained in the filthy
hold of a slave ship
to erase someone's
culture
Maya Angelou
It makes no
difference what
language Africans
speak if our first
language is not
Truth
Hilary Muhammad
(NOI)

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