The True “Missing Link”

Not all Afrikans who came to the Western Hemisphere came as enslaved captives, nor did all become so while here, nor did all who did come as such remain so, so we are much descendants of free and self-liberating and sustaining people here as the enslaved. Funny, not, how they leave that out. The goal of subsuming Afrikan history in culture and education with slavery and colonialism as if there was nothing substantive of Afrikan agency before and during these events is designed to destroy any image of an Afrikan or of an Afrika itselt, independent of those events or their effects in the future. As Dr. Van Sertima said, paraphrasing, those who controls the narratives of the past, cognitively control the image of the living present, and therefore give themselves favorable odds to control the future.

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