Knowledge of Black history is essential for reversing the neo-Apartheid economy in South Africa and the colonial economy through the continent.
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You may ask: Why is Black History important?
Marcus Garvey – the greatest organiser of Black and people of African descent all over the world stated:
A people without a knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Without a knowledge of our past, it is not possible to understand the conditions that we are in today as a People.
During the colonial era, enslaved Africans in the “New World” and those who became landless in the continent had their history severed from their daily lives.
Africans in America and throughout the “New World” were not allowed to use their African names. They had to use names given to them by their slave masters.
Similarly, in parts of Africa, after genocide and land dispossession as in the example of the Khoe and San people, African peoples’ historical traditions were shattered to enable the colonial economy.
Knowledge of Black and African history equals an increase in Black and African Consciousness.
As individuals we are powerless against the system that created colonialism and then apartheid.
Those oppressive systems were designed to separate African woman from man, child from parents and communities from each other.
This system is still alive and its primary weapons are alcohol, drugs, miss-education and forcing the youth out of opportunities and into gangs.
Now, there is an attempt to distort African history and culture in online spaces by an “army” of trolls.
As connected communities, however, we are unstoppable in re-building African and Black Glory.
As Bob Marley sang, “we are the survivors” and they cannot stop us. She and he who laugh last laughs the best. That is us…unstoppable as our Ancestors throughout history.
As we seek solutions to our challenges may we never stop learning about our past, way before slavery and colonialism.
Let us learn the principles and values that guided our Ancestors when we were still free.
We will be free again.
Here are useful links on Black history