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A timeless historical work, which is relevant not only for the time that it was written but for today and for future dates. We are taught that so much of our history starts at the point of slavery. This book points out our rich history thousands of years before that. In addition it points out many reasons why we are in the unfortunate position that we are in as a group of people. Along with the autobiography of Malcolm X The Destruction of Black Civilization should be read by all young black men and women.
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Important early history released during a time when little history was available to non scholars about Africa. A non european interpretation infused with the fury of its time, the author naturally resentful of the lies and ommissions taught in schools of his time.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joseph Kent?
the narrator should have had an editor. His voice is fine but too many errors.
Was Destruction of Black Civilization worth the listening time?
I read this book in the early 80s and wanted to revisit it considering my maturation, education and the evolution of African history in the general scholarship canon.
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Confused why Audible hasn't edited this recording. Many pronunciations are incorrect and many out-takes have not been removed. Shameful quality oversight.
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should be on every school curriculum to inspire the unrepresented into rebuilding a new world
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This is one of the greatest and most important contributions to date. The work undertaken by the honourable Grandmaster teacher/ historian Chancellor Williams highlights significant lessons of the past, untold insight and lays the foundation for future generations. Truly AMAZING!