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Black History month has never taught a single person any true black history.
Black history month is taught by people who do not care to teach, what has been told by them from people who never cared to learn.
You’ll never hear of Nat Turner, Musa Mansa I, or about the University of Timbuktu (World’s first University or its contributions).
You’ll never hear of:
Nat Turner, (born October 2, 1800, Southampton county, Virginia, U.S.—died November 11, 1831, Jerusalem, Virginia), black American slave who led the only effective, sustained slave rebellion (August 1831) in U.S. history. Spreading terror throughout the white South, his action set off a new wave of oppressive legislation prohibiting the education, movement, and assembly of slaves and stiffened proslavery, antiabolitionist convictions that persisted in that region until the American Civil War (1861–65).
Mansa Musa I was the ruler of the Mali Empire, which included Timbuktu, Ghana and Mali. In today’s currency, the Emperor would have been worth $400 billion dollars. He was the 10th Mansa, or Ruler, of the Malian empire.
Mansa Musa I gained his wealth through Mali’s supply of salt and gold, which was the main source for most of the world during that time. He educated his countries during his rule, which helped them to maintain sufficiency beyond his years. Scholars were attracted to Mali, which was established as a global symbol of power and the birthplace of Sudano-Sahelian architecture.
Fred Hampton was a 21-year old African-American activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. In a short time he managed to broker a truce between Chicago’s most powerful street gangs. He worked closely with the BPP’s local People’s Clinic, taught political education classes every morning at 6am, and launched a project for community supervision of the police. Hampton was also instrumental in the BPP’s Free Breakfast Program.
On Dec. 4, 1969, at 4:45am a heavily armed police team stormed Fred Hampton’s apartment. All but one of the 99 shots that followed were fired by the police.
Angela Davis was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. Her both parents were college graduates and worked as school teachers. Her brother, named Ben Davis, played for the Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions in the 60s and 70s. Young Angela chose to attend a small private school known as the ‘Little Red School House’ in Greenwich Village in New York City. There she got involved in studies of socialism and communism and befriended the children of the leaders of the Communist Party, including her lifelong friend, Bettina Aptheker.
Back in California she worked as a lecturer at UCLA during the 60s. At that time Davis was a radical feminist and a member of the Communist Party USA and was also associated with the Black Panther Party. She was fired from University of California in 1969, in a controversial decision by the Board, pushed by then Governor Ronald Reagan. She was later rehired to her job.
In 1970, Angela Davis appeared on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. She was able to evade the police for 2 months before being arrested. She spent 18 months in the Women’s Detention Center in New York awaiting the trial. In 1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono supported her with their song “Angela” and Rolling Stones recorded their song “Sweet Black Angel” advocating her release. She was tried and acquitted of all charges.
Kwame Nkrumah, (born Sept. 1909, Nkroful, Gold Coast [now Ghana]—died April 27, 1972, Bucharest, Rom.), Ghanaian nationalist leader who led the Gold Coast’s drive for independence from Britain and presided over its emergence as the new nation of Ghana. He headed the country from independence in 1957 until he was overthrown by a coup in 1966.
Nkrumah was overthrown on February 24th, 1966. He was the first President of Ghana, but the whole story of his overthrow lies in the secret files of shadowy Intelligence outfits of foreign Governments, which desire to develop and keep their interests and fiefdoms in Africa.
As time has gone on, trickles of information reveal cloak and dagger schemes by the CIA, France and Britain to effect his overthrow. John Stockwell, a CIA renegade, in 1978, revealed how agents within the Ghana military and Police were bribed to effect the coup which overthrew Nkrumah.
Before the coup, assassination attempts on Nkrumah’s life increased. Aid and financial credit to Ghana were withheld. The price of cocoa, a powerful foreign exchange earner for Ghana, fell. It is said that by 1965, Ghana was producing twice the volume of cocoa she produced in 1958, and earning less money for that effort.
Queen Mother Nanny, the great 18th century leader of the Windward or Eastern Jamaican Maroons. She is famous for her heroic struggle against the British colonial empire and its institution of slavery in Jamaica. There are numerous legends and superstitions attributed to this great rebel leader.
Queen Nanny, born in Ghana in western Africa, to the Ashanti tribe, was brought to Jamaica as a slave, ( there are references to her coming as a free African dignitary). There were already slave rebellions taking place in Jamaica, rebellion and Maroon villages were growing. Soon after arriving in Jamaica, Nanny and her five brothers escaped from slavery. Her brothers Cudjoe, (also a famous Maroon leader) Accompong, Johnny, Cuffy and Quao, became leaders of the Maroons, which included free Africans, escaped slaves.
The slave rebellions that followed were inspired by Nanny and other freedom fighters. These rebellions made the British Government abolish slavery. Queen Nanny is known to the Maroons of today as “Granny Nanny”. Today the Maroons of Moore Town have kept their history through songs and word of mouth. Nanny is regarded as a Priestess and Queen Mother by the Maroons.
They will not tell us that we have always resisted, that it is our nature. They fear that if we know who we are we won’t accept what we’re give.
REBELLION IS IN OUR BLOOD AND SKIN!
Rather the negligence reinforces the idea that blacks always have and always be Niggas.
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