(Cover Art “Mansa Musa” by Niklas Asker)
In school, most of us did not learn about a “Black Planet”. Our history lessons did not exceed the timeline of caucasian history, as if nothing that happened before Greece and Rome. Most of our teachers never emphasized the fact that black people were advanced and civilized before a single caucasian walked the earth. If it was mentioned that human life started in Africa, it’s often introduced in a way that suggest the melanated masses were savages and unequipped for supreme thought, and that black people were lost until “The Great White Hope” came along. Historian John Henrik Clarke explains:
“Civilization did not start in European countries, and the rest of the world did not wait in darkness for the Europeans to bring the light. In order to understand how this attitude came about, one needs to look at the sad state of what is called “world history”. There is not a single book in existence with a title incorporation the words “world history” that is an honest commentary on the history of the world and its people. Most of the history books in the last five hundred years have been written to glorify Europeans at the expense of other peoples. This history of Asia has been as shamefully distorted as the history of Africa.
Most Western historians have not been willing to admit that there is an African history to be written about, and that this history predates the emergence of Europe by thousands of years. It is not possible for the world to have waited in darkness for the Europeans to bring the light because, for most of the early history of man, the Europeans themselves were in darkness. When the light of culture came for the first time to the people who would later call themselves Europeans, it came from the African and Middle Eastern Asia. Most history books tend to deny or ignore this fact.”
In the book When The World Was Black – The Untold History Of The World’s First Civilizations (Prehistoric Culture), Part One, the author, Supreme Understanding explains:
“Black people are the original authors of all human history. Sounds like a bold claim, something that people often say, but can never fully substantiate. It’s the type of statement that falls in league with “Black people are the mothers and fathers of all civilization” and “All the gods of the world’s religions were originally Black.” These are some bold claims, often made by the excited lip professors and arrogant rhetoric-ologists, but they’re far from untrue.”
They are indeed far from untrue. There are endless sources that prove the original circumstance of black people. The book quoted above, When The World Was Black, Part One is one of the modern classics that literally “covers more than 200,000 years of Black History across every square inch of the Planet Earth.” Supreme Understanding proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that people who “founded the first cultures and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, the Pacific Islands, and North and South America” were black people. It is a thorough and well organized documentation of the Prehistoric Culture and how it relates to the melanated masses. In the next book of the series – When The World Was Black, Part Two – Supreme Understanding dives more into the black origins of ancient civilizations from the last 15,000 years. Both books are great resources of information that prove “The original people of planet earth are black people, from whom the melanated masses emerged.”
Cheikh Anta Diop – a historian, physicist, and philosopher – is another respected contributor to the organization of Ancient Black History. In one of his classic works, The African Origin Of Civilization, Diop demonstrates how the Black origins of civilization are a reality rather than a myth:
“Though the hypothesis of scholars often prove true, the fact remains that at the present moment, while awaiting new discoveries to prove the contrary, the sole scientific conclusion conforming to the evidence is that the earliest humans, the very first Homo Sapiens were “Negroids”. Obviously, the term “Negroid” is specious; in scientific writing, it belongs to that group of words used to gloss over the facts. Any Negro type that stands unquestionably at the origin of civilization is, for that reason, described by the most distinguished scholars as a Negroid or Hamite, as we have seen. Thus, the first humans were probably Negritic.”
The farther back you go into world history, the blacker it gets.
Black History did not start in America, it started at the beginning of humanity.