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Connections Remembered, the African Origins of Humanity and Civilization: The Impact of Historical Memory on Black Identity
by Lindiwe Stovall Lester and Sondai Kibwe Lester

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    List Price: $19.95
    Format: Paperback, 198 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781734482607
    Imprint: PSE Institute
    Publisher: PSE Institute
    Parent Company: PSE Institute Books
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    Paperback Description:

    The central theme of Connections Remembered is the ancient African origins of humanity and civilization, framed around the impact of these historical hallmarks on healthy Black identity development. It is an easy-to-read, yet scientifically validated account of the remarkable accomplishments of ancient Africa and her people.

    This new edition emphasizes the inextricable linkage between Black self-concept and what Black people are taught through the Eurocentric curricula’s expression of African Americans’ historical roots. It debunks the flawed and psychically devastating view that Black people’s beginnings were as dehumanized plantation slaves. It is written for adults and is concerned with augmenting the education of Black children in American schools especially during their identity-shaping formative years. The book reconnects African and African American history as one continuous narrative, not two disconnected stories; this is key to overcoming our fragmented inner selves and restoring healthy communities. Maps, charts, suggested activities and thought starters are included in each of the eight sections to better engage with the content.