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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Dr. Leroy Vaughn (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971592004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971592001
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you really want to know about "Black People and Their Place in World History" then you should order Dr. Vaughn's masterpiece before the sun goes down. Most of society still believes what historian Arnold Toynbee wrote in his 1934 history book: "It will be seen that when we classify mankind by color, the only primary race that has not made a creative contribution to any civilization is the Black race." Dr. Vaughn sets the record straight on this lie and on so many other untruths about Black history. Dr. Vaughn didn't just decide to write a book on Black history. This has been his passion and his life's mission! Academically, Dr. Vaughn has the knowledge and the talents to make his life's work a reality on the pages of this book. Dr. Vaughn was rooted and grounded in Black history as a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1969 after a two-year premedical study tour at the University of Vienna in Austria. In addition to Dr. Vaughn, Morehouse College has produced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, and Dr. Charles Finch. Dr. Benjamin Mays, one of the world's most noted educators and a mentor to Dr. King, was president of Morehouse College from 1950 until 1967, and set an extremely high standard for all Morehouse graduates. Medically speaking, Dr. Vaughn is tops in his field. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he also received the Franklin C. McClain Award in 1972 as the most outstanding Black medical student in the nation. He interned at the Department of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC, and completed his ophthalmology fellowship and research training at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital in 1979. Dr. Vaughn was certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1978 after scoring in the top three percentile nationally on the written examination. Moreover, he was named as an Associate Examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology's oral examinations in 1984. In addition to being a brilliant scholar, Dr. Vaughn is also a community leader who was honored by the late Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, L.A. County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, the State of California, and the Aesculapian Honorary Society et al. Dr. Vaughn's annual healing mission to Nigeria, where he performs free eye surgery for those who can't afford it.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By fastidious one on September 30, 2011
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I purchased this book a few years ago (in-part) as a "parental" instructional and psychological development cultural aid for my grandsons.

One of the subjects of this book I am most impressed about was a man named ARTHUR ALFONSO SCHOMBURG, born in 1874 of a "black mother and "white" father who abandoned the household. He was perpetually teased by "white" peers and classmates, and told that he had no history and that "black" people never accomplished anything, and never would. Arthur would also ask his teachers where he could find books on Black History, and was told that there is no such thing.

Arthur Schomburg dedicated his entire life to collecting everything he possibly could about the achievements written by people of African decent.

The next time I am in NY City, I plan to visit the "Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture", as it hosts nearly five million artifacts / relics, and over 150,000 volumes of other documents and publications (magazines, manuscripts, etc.) world-wide on Black History. What made him unique from others was that he wanted to collect material from all great men of color globally. He would travel at his own expense to Europe, Africa and South America in search of pamphlets, books and materials. While in Africa, he found Zulu nursery rhymes printed in Bantu language, subjects on folklore, anthropology, sociology and customs of the Congo, Ashanti and Guinea.

Schomburg's obsession with making Black History "less a matter of argument and more a matter of record", and to "restore what slavery took away" makes this self-taught visionary a person "black" scholarship is forever and deeply indebted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By nasir on January 2, 2015
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It took me a while to read this book, but covers a lot of amazing information yets gets straight to the point.. i definitely recommend reading this book. i have my son reading it on my kindle now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sherlley Baptiste on November 6, 2014
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Very informative!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ernestine Lewis on May 6, 2011
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I purchased this item as a gift for a special friend who is a history buff. I could not have chosen a better book at a better time. I guess you can say it was very impressive based on the reaction I received. I can always depend on Amazon as the place to locate whatever I happen to look for. The quality, service, condition and value were excellent. Thank you for always being there.
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