Africa is the Source
In "The African Origin of Greek Philosophy: An Exercise in Afrocentrism" philosophy expert Innocent C. Onyewuenyi shows how the foundations of Western philosophy were laid in Africa. According to Onyewuenyi, the greatest Greek thinkers — philosophers such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle — found their ideas while traveling in Egypt and studying under the priest-scholars of the Egyptian Mystery system.
Written in clear, graceful prose, this important book argues that philosophical thought began in Africa thousands of years before Greek systems developed. Greek philosophers, Onyewuenyi argues, actually were students of Egyptian scholars, a fact they repeatedly acknowledged. Uncovering the colonialist and racist myths that obscured this history, he rediscovers the origins of philosophy and reveals the intellectual achievements of Africans.
Nigerian born, Onyewuenyi is an ordained priest and university professor. He taught philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and at the University of Nigeria, where he rose to become Department Chair and Dean of the Faculty of the Social Sciences.
Brave, bold, and intellectually stimulating, this is a book that provocatively rewrites the history of philosophy as readers know it.
The African Origin of Greek Philosophy: An Exercise in Afrocentrism: by Innocent C. Onyewuenyi ISBN 1419613057 BookSurge Publishing, 2006
An Officer Tells His Story
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken by Milton E. Crawford is a moving account of a young black man and his battle against racism in the U. S. Air Force.
Crawford was born on a family farm in Texas. Immediately upon graduation from high school, at age 17, he entered the U. S. Air Force. He found that like the rest of our society the U. S. Armed Forces was racially segregated and that racial discrimination was widespread.
Part of a cadre of highly disciplined Black noncommissioned officers, Crawford was driven by his insatiable thirst for knowledge and expertise. He met all challenges head-on and usually prevailed. He was on active duty when President Truman signed Executive Order 9981 outlawing racial segregation and the practice of racial discrimination within the U. S. Armed Forces, and he fought the good fight to make its concept a reality.
Crawford was proficient in and classified at the supervisory level in five major Air Force specialties: legal technician, personnel technician, administrative technician, stenographic technician, and first sergeant.
Now a retired licensed private investigator and licensed independent insurance adjuster, his clients include major insurance companies and select law firms. He is also a prominent speaker and leading authority on insurance related fraud investigations. He earned a LL.B degree from LaSalle Extension University, Chicago, Illinois.
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken by Milton E. Crawford: ISBN 1424141273 PublishAmerica, 2007