"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin, & culture is like a tree without roots"
First - They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence In Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima
Second - Christianity Before Christ by John G. Jackson
They Came Before Columbus: With considerable scholarship, Van Sertima reveals to us a compelling, dramatic and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of black Africans in ancient America.
Christianity Before Christ: Nothing is new or original in Christianity. All features and components of what is now known
as Christianity were present in mythologies that flourished before Jesus is alleged to have lived,
and this book shows how those myths evolved into today’s religion.
First: Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Second: As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
Think And Grow Rich: Think And Grow Rich is a compilation of thoughts by some pioneers of industry from the late 1800's and early 1900's. Andrew Carnegie sought a journalist with the ability to pen his thoughts on success. Upon discovering Napoleon Hill, 500 millionaires were said to be interviewed, comprising the material now known as Think And Grow Rich.
As A Man Thinketh: An essay and self-help classic, which argues that the key to mastering life is harnessing the power of your thoughts and helps you cultivate the philosophy and attitude of a positive, successful person.
“A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.”
First: Stolen Legacy by George G.M.James
Second: Nigger: An Autobiography by Dick Gregory
Stolen Legacy: Challenging the notion that civilization started in Greece, this uncompromising classic attempts to prove that the true authors of Greek philosophy were not Greeks but Egyptians. The text asserts that the praise and honor blindly given to the Greeks for centuries rightfully belong to the people of Africa, and argues that the theft of this great African legacy led to the erroneous world opinion that the African continent has made no contribution to civilization.
Nigger: An Autobiography:
“Powerful and ugly and beautiful…a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it.” – The New York Times
First: The Destruction of Black Civilization : Great Issues of A Race From 4500-2000 A.D. by Chancellor Williams
Second: Propaganda: The Public Mind in the Making by Edward L. Bernays
The Destruction of Black Civilization: Chancellor Williams' sixteen years of research and field study compiled into one book. The book, which was to serves as a reinterpretation of the history of
the African race was intended to be “a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most ‘liberal’ white authors (and their Negro disciples): ‘You belong to a race of nobodies.
You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.’”
Propaganda: “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and oponions of the masses
is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of
society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” - Edward L. Bernays