Intro to Africana Studies-Cheikh Anta Diop and Black Scholars


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Intro to Africana Studies-Cheikh Anta Diop and Black Scholars

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  2. 2. Egypt is a Greek word meaning “Black.”The Egyptians of the Bible were Negroid.The Bible says both Egyptians and Ethiopians are descendants of Ham.Arabs invaded Egypt in the 7th Century AD; Remember, Egypt wasnt invadedby Rome until 300 BC. The Bible dates 4000 BC.Therefore, Arabs have no more connection to Ancient Egypt than Europeanshave to Ancient America.Egyptian is an Afro-Asiatic language. (AFRO, AFRO)The national language of modern day Egypt is Egyptian Arabic, which graduallyreplaced Coptic. (Coptic--Ethiopia)Black Egyptians were eventually mixed with invading Libyans, Persians,Greeks, Romans, Turks, Arabs and Western Europeans. That is where themixed people of the modern-day Arabs come from. Source:The Black Egyptians--Original Settlers of KemetRBG Communiversity 2
  3. 3. The following is supporting evidence from The African Origin of Civilization: By Cheikh Anta Diop The Black Egyptians--Original Settlers of KemetRBG Communiversity 3
  4. 4. 1) Evidence fromPhysical AnthropologyThe skeletons and skulls of the Ancient Egyptians clearlyreflect they were Negroid people with features verysimilar to those of modern Black Nubians and otherpeople of the Upper Nile and of East Africa.RBG Communiversity 4
  5. 5. 2) Melanin Dosage TestEgyptologist Cheikh Anta Diop invented a method fordetermining the level of melanin in the skin ofhuman beings. When conducted on Egyptianmummies in the Museum of Man in Paris, this testindicated these remains were of Black people.RBG Communiversity 5
  6. 6. 3) Osteological Evidence"Lepsius canon," which distinguishesthe bodily proportions of various racialgroups categories the "ideal Egyptian"as "short-armed and of Negroid orNegrito physical type."RBG Communiversity 6
  7. 7. 4) Evidence From Blood TypesDiop notes that even after hundreds of yearsof inter-mixture with foreign invaders, theblood type of modern Egyptians is the "samegroup B as the populations of western Africaon the Atlantic seaboard and not the A2 Groupcharacteristic of the white race prior to anycrossbreeding."RBG Communiversity 7
  8. 8. 5) The Egyptians as They Saw Themselves"The Egyptians had only one term to designatethemselves =kmt= the Negroes (literally). This is thestrongest term existing in the Pharaonic tongue toindicate blackness; it is accordingly written with ahieroglyph representing a length of wood charred atthe end and not crocodile scales," singular. ‘Kmt’ fromthe adjective =kmt= black; it therefore means strictlyNegroes or at the very least black men. The term is acollective noun which thus described the wholepeople of Pharaonic Egypt as a black people." RBG Communiversity 8
  9. 9. 6) Divine EpithetsDiop demonstrates that "black or Negro" is the divineepithet invariably used for the chief beneficent Godsof Egypt, while the evil spirits were depicted as red. RBG Communiversity 9
  10. 10. 7) Evidence From the BibleThe Bible states"…[t]he sons of Ham [were] Cush andMizraim [i.e. Egypt], and Phut, and Canaan. And thesons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, andRaamah and Sabtechah." According to Biblicaltradition, Ham, of course, was the father of the Blackrace. "Generally speaking all Semitic tradition (Jewishand Arab) class ancient Egypt with the countries ofthe Black." RBG Communiversity 10
  11. 11. 8) Cultural unity of Egypt With The Rest of AfricaThrough a study of circumcision and totemism. Diopgives detailed data showing cultural unity betweenEgypt and the rest of Africa. RBG Communiversity 11
  12. 12. 9) Linguistic Unity With Southern and Western AfricaIn a detailed study of languages, Diop clearlydemonstrates that Ancient Egyptian, modern Copticof Egypt and Walaf of West Africa are related, withthe latter two having their origin in the former. RBG Communiversity 12
  13. 13. 10) Testimony of Classical Greek and Roman AuthorsVirtually all of the early Latin eyewitnesses describedthe Ancient Egyptians as Black skinned with woolyhair. RBG Communiversity 13
  14. 14. Part 1Part 2 My dedication: RBG Afrikan-Centered Cultural Development and Education Wikizine RBG Communiversity 14