Black Studies


Black Studies




A Black Studies Self Study Program


TWINS

The following books are suggested reading. At least two in each
phase should be read and those in bold are considered classic reading
material.



AFRICAN HISTORY


The first phase should be devoted to reading about the history of
Africa. It should begin with the evolution of mankind and civilization, and
extend through the colonial period.







DeGraft Johnson
African Glory
W. E. B. DuBois
The World and Africa

The Negro
John G. Jackson
Introduction to African Civilization
Chancellor Williams
The Destruction of Black Civilization



AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY


The second phase consists of African American history. Preferable this phase
should begin with West Africa and extend through the civil rights movement
of the sixties.







Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Before the Mayflower
John Hope Franklin
From Slavery to Freedom
Vincent Harding
There is a River
J. A. Rogers
Africa's Gift to America



AFRICANS of the DIASPORA


The Americas


This area should cover the African descendants of the Caribbean, Latin
and South America.






Jacob Carruthers
The Irrated Genie
C. L. R. James
The Black Jacobins
Ivan Van Sertima
They Came Before Columbus


Asia, Australia, Europe, etc.


This area should cover the Blacks throughout the world outside of
Africa and The Americas. Although there several books in this area, the works
of J. A. Rogers are among the most read and they provide a fairly good expose
to the subject.





J. A. Rogers
Nature Knows No Colorline

From Superman to Man

Sex and Race Volumes I, II, & III

The Worlds Great Men of Color Volumes I & II
Ivan Van Sertima
The Golden Age of the Moors


The above outline should give one a fairly good overview and understanding of

Black history. From this vantage point one is able to read particular areas

of interest. There are also material refered in the text and indexes of the

material suggested that could provide direction for further study.



SPECIALTY AREAS


Ancient Egypt


There is a wealth of material in this area. For beginners the
material listed below is suggested. There may be other references, depending
on interest, that one may find in the material. The reader is encouraged to
follow their interest at this point.

History









J. A. Rogers
Nature Knows No Colorline

From Superman to Man

Sex and Race Volumes I, II, & III

The Worlds Great Men of Color Volumes I & II
Ivan Van Sertima
The Golden Age of the Moors
Yosef Ben Jochanna
Black Man of the Nile
Martin Bernal
Black Athena Volume I & II
Cheik Anta Diop
African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality
George G. M. James
Stolen Legacy


Philosophy & Spirituality







E. A Wallis Budge
The Book of the Dead

Osiris and the Egyptian Ressurection Volume I & II
Ra Un Nefer Amen
Metu Neter Volume I & II
Jacob H. Carruthers
Mdw Ntr
Isha Schwaller De Lubicz
Her-Bak Volume I & II