Cheikh Anta Diop (29 December 1923 – 7 February 1986) was a Senegalese historian. Diop's first work translated into English, The African Origin of Civilization: Myth. These concepts are laid out in Diop's Towards the African Renaissance. Diop transliterated Wolof words on the principles applied to Ancient Egyptian.
Chancellor Williams was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in Education and Master of Arts degree in history from Howard University.
He studied abroad serving as a visiting research scholar at the Unversity of Oxford in England and at the University of London. Chancellor Williams began field research in African History in Ghana (University College) in 19 Dr. Chancellor Williams was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in Education and Master of Arts degree in history from Howard University. He studied abroad serving as a visiting research scholar at the Unversity of Oxford in England and at the University of London. Chancellor Williams began field research in African History in Ghana (University College) in 1956.
His primary focus was on African achievments and autonomous civilizations before Asian and European influences. His last study in 1964 covered an astounding 26 countries and more than 100 language groups. His best known work is 'The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. To 2000 A.D.'
For this effort, Dr. Williams was accorded honors by the Black Academy of Arts and Letters. A little known fact about Dr. Williams is that in addition to being an historian and professor, Dr. Williams was president of a baking company, editor of a newsletter, The New Challenge, an economist, high school teacher and principal and a novelist. Williams remained a staunch advocate that African historians do independent research and investigations so that the history of African people be told and understood from their perspective. Williams stated clearly, 'As long as we rely on white historians to write Black History for us, we should keep silent about what they produce.'
Chancellor Williams joined the Ancestors in 1992.
Research in African Literatures, founded in 1970, is the premier journal of African literary studies worldwide and provides a forum in English for research on the oral and written literatures of Africa. In addition to thought-provoking essays, reviews of current scholarly books appear in every issue, often presented as critical essays, and a forum offers readers the opportunity to respond to issues raised in articles and book reviews. Thematic clusters of articles and frequent special issues reveal the broad interests of its readership. Journal Details • Frequency: quarterly • ISSN: 0034-5210 • eISSN: 1527-2044 • Keywords: African Culture, African Literature, African Studies, Arts & Culture, Literary Studies, Modern Literature, Narratives, Poetry, Secularism, Theology • First Issue: Volume 1, number 1 (1970) Additional Information • • Editor: Kwaku Larbi Korang • • • Read Online:| • Website. Submission Info The editor invites submission of original, previously unpublished article-length manuscripts (not exceeding 35 pages in length).
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