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World's Great Men of Color, Volume I: Asia and Africa, and Historical Figures Before Christ, Including Aesop, Hannibal, Cleopatra, Zenobia, Askia the Great, and Many Others Paperback – January 23, 1996


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  • Series: World's Great Men of Color
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Revised edition (January 23, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684815818
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684815817
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,397 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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William Loren Katz Author of Eyewitness J.A. Rogers's anthropological and historical research and careful documentation sought to rescue his people from the humiliations of white scholarly mythology. Rogers's classic World's Great Men of Color has added vital pages to what has become known as Black Studies.

About the Author

J.A. Rogers was an anthropologist and historian whose pioneering work in Black Studies was little appreciated during his lifetime. Among his many books are Superman to Man and Sex and Race. World's Great Men of Color was completed in 1947 but was published only in a small private edition. This edition has been brought up to date with an introduction, commentaries, and bibliographical notes by John Henrik Clarke, editor of Malcolm X: The Man and His Times and Harlem, U.S.A.

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I am glad that I took the chance to buy and read it.
Lewis a shuman
He discovered through his reserch many of the great people of the past was infact blacks,and that they had been covered up by white wash over centuries.
icebergslims
This book lets "us" know; who did what, when and where, and the persons' true color (if "his story" has changed or altered it).
A. King

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62 of 70 people found the following review helpful By David Moore on September 12, 2006
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I have owned both of these books for over 15 years. I have lectured at Harvard University, MIT, Umass Amherst, Amherst College and other places citing references from J.A. Rogers exhaustive research. He was greatly ahead of his time and any one of his books are worth their weight in gold. I am a self-taught historian and have been lecturing for 16 years now and consider J.A. Rogers' easy to read,informative style the best ever. He tells his readers about many Africans and others of African descent that achieved great feats while many Europeans were still in savagery. He discusses the first recorded Dr. Imhotep. Hatshepsut (Queen ruler who has a temple that still stands). Makeda, Clitus (General with Alexander the Great), King Taharqa (mentioned in the Bible) and many other great figures. I have all 14 of his books and would not trade one for a bar of gold. His research vastly improved my confidence in the achievement of Africans the world over that have been hidden from general knowledge for lifetimes. If anyone doubts the works of J.A. Rogers I would debate them any place using his research and embarrass you with the research you bring.

The great thing about his works are he just calmly states the facts without tearing any other race or civilization down. How many other works do that? Also with his vast research he could have berated many other races and civilizations, but chose not to waste his time and just stated the facts.

We all greatly benefit still from what he dedicated his life to!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By J. Arrington on March 28, 2013
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We must always study and investigate things for ourselves and turn a deaf ear to the negative words coming from oppressor's children. White people (ruling class and modern peasants alike) want to dictate black history to black people for their own benefits and gains. The aim is the continuation of white supremacy. Ignorance is the greatest tool of oppression, and if they can keep you ignorant they can keep you oppressed. If they can keep you oppressed, then they will stay on stop, and we will remain at the bottom. It's all tactics employed to benefit them (white people). A simple counter tactic would be to utterly and completely ignore them and continue to study, and each one teach one! J A Rogers wrote phenomenal books read them all!! Peace family and remember they only have the power that you give them!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Longaxe on September 3, 2013
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This is what all school aged children need in order to fully understand the contributions from africans of antiquity. Not hard to believe most of this information is misrepresented and left out by biased teachers/reaserchers etc in the finely crafted INDOCTRINATION centers around this country.... a.k.a public/private schools.
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35 of 47 people found the following review helpful By icebergslims on October 22, 2001
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JA Rodgers was ahead of his time when it came to historical reserch. He exposed alot of things that even in our xenophobic world we are afriad to talk about. He discovered through his reserch many of the great people of the past was infact blacks,and that they had been covered up by white wash over centuries. People should read these books with an open mind,because it explains alot in our soceity that are very race conscious people. I learned about Al Jahiz though him and he taught me about many great people I had never even heard of. I never knew about lokman the southern Arabian sage that was considered one of the wisest men. I never knew about the black vikings in this book called blaumen. The book also discussed how many people of the royal family have indeed black ancestry and how they have tried to hide these facts. Get this book to expose the truth and check out other JA Rodgers books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Shareef on February 21, 2013
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This is a great book with a wealth of information. There are things in this book that most readers don't know
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. King on September 18, 2008
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This is an excellent book! It contains the truth about "our" contributions to the world. I haven't finished reading it, but I'm enjoying every chapter. This book lets "us" know; who did what, when and where, and the persons' true color (if "his story" has changed or altered it). This book is a gem along with many others about people of color.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Oronde Takuma on September 30, 2008
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this is a groundbreaking, phenomenal, and classical work that anyone with a interest in genuine world history and the accomplishments and contributions of africans to that history; this two volume work is a must for your study and library!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By James on December 22, 2012
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Well of course they didn't teach anyone this in the American school system. However its great to do our own research to discover our past and how greatly we contributed to this world! Read it and pass on the knowledge.
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