New York Contested Legacy of Dr. As a sign of respect, many would also bend down on one knee. The room was covered in mementos from a life spent between continents, weaving together the threads of the African diaspora: honors and awards, photos of Egyptian statues, kente cloth, a mug decorated with hieroglyphs and piles of letters from admirers and acolytes. Yosef Alfredo Antonio Ben-Jochannan seemed unaware of the shrine that had accumulated around him. His eyes were barely open. He sat hunched in his wheelchair, dressed in baggy pants, a faded purple sweatshirt and a kufi.
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By profession, he is a trained lawyer, engineer, historian and Egyptologist. Ben knew Malcolm X personally, and was a student and colleague of George G. He was exceptionally close to the late Dr. John Henrik Clarke.
Since , he has coordinated regular study tours and pilgrimages to the Nile Valley, directly exposing thousands of African people to the still visible splendors of ancient Egypt. He was indeed one of the most unrelenting twentieth century advocates of the African origins of Nile Valley civilizations and the African origins of Western religions.
By his own account, he has prepared seventy-five manuscripts for publication, and was working on another during his tour. Several of his works have gone through a number of reprints and different editions, and although controversial, all of them are well-documented.
As pointed by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima , and Dr. A man of sharp wit and charm, he led his last tour group to Egypt last year , when he suffered a mild stroke from which he is recovering. The library in his Harlem apartment stretches from the floor to the ceiling with books on Egypt and the Nile Valley, the Talmud, Plato and Aristotle. Many black history exhibits use the slave trade and West Africa as a major reference point. But Ben-Jochannan goes against the grain and charts African history from the Nile Valley and ancient Egypt as his starting point.
The Africans were trading with China. His publisher, Black Classic Press in Baltimore, plans to rerelease three of his older books later this year. He is working on a three-volume history of Africans in Egypt, Ethiopia and the Sudan. We live in a society that devalues blacks.
Contested Legacy of Dr. Ben, a Father of African Studies
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Africa : mother of Western civilization
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