The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
by Chancellor Williams
- A Top 10 Book in the “Black History Books” Category
- 9 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- A QBR 100 Essential Black Book
Publication Date: Feb 01, 1992
List Price: $19.95
Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Imprint: Third World Press
Publisher: Third World Press
Parent Company: Third World Press
The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be "a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most ’liberal’ white authors (and their Negro disciples): ’You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.’" The book was written at a time when many black students, educators, and scholars were starting to piece together the connection between the way their history was taught and the way they were perceived by others and by themselves. They began to question assumptions made about their history and took it upon themselves to create a new body of historical research.Sacred Fire