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“Rogers committed his life to fighting against racism and he has a major influence on black print culture through his attempts to improve race relations in the United States and challenge white supremacist tracts aimed at disparaging the history and contributions of people of African descent to world civilizations.”—Thabiti Asukile, in “Black International Journalism, Archival Research and Black Print Culture”, The Journal of African American History


“I have been intrigued by this book, and by its author, since I first encountered it as a student in an undergraduate survey course in African-American history at Yale.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Root

About the Author

JOEL AUGUSTUS ROGERS (September 6, 1880–March 26, 1966) was a Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora, especially the history of African Americans in the United States. His research spanned the academic fields of history, sociology and anthropology. He challenged prevailing ideas about race, demonstrated the connections between civilizations, and traced African achievements. He was one of the greatest popularizers of African history in the twentieth century. Rogers addresses issues such as the lack of scientific support for the idea of race, the lack of black history being told from a black person’s perspective, and the fact of intermarriage and unions among peoples throughout history.

A respected historian and gifted lecturer, Rogers was a close personal friend of the Harlem-based intellectual and activist Hubert Harrison. In the 1920s, Rogers worked as a journalist on the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago Enterprise, and he served as the first black foreign correspondent from the United States.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Helga M. Rogers; illustrated edition edition (June 15, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0960229477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0960229475
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"2. Benjamin Banneker, a Negro astronomer, made the first clock made in America in 1754...
"3. The word 'coffee' comes from Caffa, Ethiopia, where it was first used and where it still grows wild...
"5. The Negro arrived in the New World free from tuberculosis and syphillis or other venereal disease...Syphillis originated in Europe in 1494, when there was a great epidemic of it...
"14. The Ganges, the sacred river of India, is named after an Ethiopian king of that name who conquered Asia as far as this river...
"42. Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United States and father of the Declaration of Independence, was the father of a large number of mulatto children. His wife protested loud and long to no avail..."
J.A. Rogers
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"Immensely entertaining and even more instructive. There is something new on almost every page, and you present it with the utmost effectiveness...a very competent job."
H.L. Mencken
on SEX AND RACE
by J.A. Rogers
J.A. Rogers has been an unsung hero of anthropology and African-American culture of the early to mid twentieth century in much the same way Paul Robeson's cultural legacy of the same time is today. The majority of his work, dating from the early 30s to the mid 1950s, is ironically ignored inverse proportion to the degree his conclusions are proven accurate.
The beauty of this seventy-one page book, however, is the egoless nature of it all. A mental giant and world traveler, J.A. Rogers could have easily written several tomes the likes of which would be ignored by both the general public and the academic world, cutting off his nose in spite of his face for the benefit of proving the voluminous nature of his education and little else.
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This book should be incorporated into the mainstream of our educational system. I am still amazed at how the truth to these facts aren't recognized or known by Americans today. For instance: Just last year it was acknowledged that Thomas Jefferson had decendants that were black. This book was written in the 50's, and on page 8, fact #42 it relates how he along with other slave owners during that time often had extramarital affairs with their slaves. This was written over 40 years ago and it's now coming to pass. Please read this book to experience the truth that has for so many years been underground.
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WOW!

This book has provided a completely different perspective on history for me. There is so much that I did not know. The fact that this information is not made available in public schools is a huge disservice to us all. The title alone will prevent so many people from looking inside which will be a huge mistake on their part. This book is full of history that effects us all: black, white, brown, red, yellow- all the flippn colors of the rainbow. It is truly amazing. After I read a few excerpts to my mother she was astounded and asked to borrow my copy until her's arrived. The first copy of this book I purchased for myself in April; and the other two copies I purchased in May. I sent one to my mother and mailed the other one to my uncle in California. I have added sevel other books by this author to my wish list.
One of the best aspects of this book is the references to libraries; articles; ect and a few pictures.
Buy this book; you will not be disappointed
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This book is a hidden gem that everyone needs to have in their library! It's a great small book that you will refer to time and time again - great for students, teachers, parents, grandparents, anyone - once you read it you will want to share the knowledge. Buy it today!
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These short concise facts, reveal so much about the myths, lies, and distortions we've all been taught about world history.
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This is excellent book with the proof you can research yourself. I always are enlightened by J.A. Rogers books they will help you understand alot about racial relations even for today.
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Very easy to read list of interesting facts regarding black people with references. This opens up the door to further study because some of the things seem so fantastic that one may want to look up some of the items using the references provided.
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J.A. Rogers was ahead of his time. Most libraries do not carry this book. You will want to have all his books in your personal library. Rogers gives you a great to think and talk about.
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