Re: Survey: for African Amoricans on Board
Posted By: seshatasefekht In Response To: Re: Survey: for African Amoricans on Board (rasi)
Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2006, at 7:20 p.m.
In Response To: Re: Survey: for African Amoricans on Board (rasi)
peace and hotep,
rasi, much more blessings.
in amorica, in the "peculiar institution", our children were stripped away like livestock. light-skinned babies, dark-skinned babies.
how were families maintained in africa, the caribbean, central and south amorica.
haven't we all been confused? if i have a variety of skin toned children, why would i accept any ones definition of 'leadership' for my children? the dark one should lead the lighter one? why, these children are intrinsicly connected to each other. who are ones to set emnity between them?
Joel Augustus Rogers was born September 6, 1883 at Negril, Jamaica. Very little is known about his early schooling. The historian is said to have had a "good basic education" but lacked higher formal education.
J.A. Rogers immigrated to the United States in 1906 and became a naturalized citizen in 1917. Despite his light complexion and mulatto background, Rogers bitterly discovered that Black people were all treated the same, no matter the complexion. Rogers, however, rejected the dogma of white superiority, even as a child. In a class and color conscious Jamaica, the young Rogers observed, "I had noticed that some of my schoolmates were unmixed blacks and were, some of them, more brilliant than some of the white ones." Rogers grew up around Blacks who were physicians and lawyers--graduates of "the best English and Scottish Universities." This realization that the doctrine of white superiority was contradicted by the talent and expertise of Black intellect inspired Rogers to begin his research into the Black experience.
J.A. Rogers published his first book, the 87 page "From Superman to Man" in 1917. At the time he wrote the book, he was working as a Pullman porter out of Chicago. Rogers had gone to Chicago to Study art. Rogers was one of the first and few African historians to use art extensively in helping to validate the achievements of African people.
J.A. Rogers' search for truth led him to examine the African blood lines of Europeans and Americans. His signal work, "Nature Knows No Color-Line" and the three-volume set, "Sex and Race" destroyed the myth of Aryan race purity.
Rogers' other historical focus was on producing biographical portraits of prominent African personages. In 1931, he published "The World's Greatest Men of African Descent" and in 1947, published "The World's Great Men of Color 3000 B.C. to 1946 A.D." Joel Augustus Rogers died on his birthday, September 6, 1966.
BIBLIOGRAPHY -- J.A. ROGERS
1. From Superman to Man
2. As Nature Leads: an informal discussion of the reason why Negro and Caucasian are mixing in spite of opposition.
3. The Approaching Storm and How It May Be Averted.
4. The Ku Klux Sprit: a brief outline of the history of the Ku Klux Klan past and present.
5. World's Greatest Men of African Descent.
6. One Hundred Amazing Facts about the Negro: with complete shortcut to the world history of of the Negro.
7. World's Greatest Men and Women of African Descent.
8. The Real Facts about Ethiopia.
9. Your History from the Beginning of Time to the Present
10. Sex and Race: Negro-Caucasian Mixing in all Ages and all Lands (3 vols.).
11. World's Great Men of Color (2 vols.).
12. Nature Knows No Color Line: research in the Negro ancestry in the white race.
13. Africa's Gift to America: the Afro-American in the making and saving of the United States with new supplement: Afria and its potentialities.
14. Facts about the Negro.
15. Five Negro Presidents
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