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I guess you can't expect much when you only have an hour. So needless to say there is a lot left out and it seems a bit rushed toward the end (after 1960) since so much of the time was used to discuss slavery and the birth of a new nation. It makes it seem as though nothing important happened from 1960 until the election of Obama. Overall though it hit the high points and called out the main players in black history so it gives a taste of history and not the full story. The imitations of JFK and MLK's voices and diction were not necessary and could have just been read in the regular voice of the narrator and just quoted.
A highlight reel of already well known stories of primarily African American history. Briefly glances over some influential and notable contributors. His Black and southern accents were unnecessary and minimizing. The last ten minutes does a super compact mention of South African recent history. The stories told from a Eurocentric view, the story begins with slavery in the U.K, to slavery in America, to South Africa and ending with Barak Obama. Excludes most of the diaspora. Would have been better to limit the story to a specific region and time period.
Telling the Black History or any similar topic in an hour or less is quite a challenge. My opinion: the author made a great job. Obviously, that should just be the starting point for anyone interested in history of human beings. And is there any better way to avoid mistakes than learning from our past? Tevin GM
The title 'Black History' is not necessarily the best title for such a book. A better title is 'Black civil right history.' Nothing was mentioned about black contributions in science, arts and innovation. To me, the book examines more the negative and weaker aspect of black history.