Biographies and Memoirs
James Baldwin No avatar novelist and essayist
" History is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. "
Elie Wiesel No avatar Auschwitz survivor and Nobel winner for literature
" Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future. "
Thabo Mbeki No avatar South Africa's former president
" ... the colonizers sought to enslave the African mind and to destroy the African soul. They sought to oblige us to accept that as African we had contributed nothing to human civilization except as beasts of burden. "
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$19.43 In this six-hour series, Africa’s Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world.
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