The Eye of Ra is an African Sorority and Fraternity founded in Washington, D.C. at the University of the District of Columbia. Initiation into the Eye of Ra includes adopting an African name, researching a part of African history then making a presentation on it, participation in a study group As part of its Rites of Passage members read the books listed and discuss them.
#1 Stolen Legacy by Dr. George G.M. James
Source of our motto: “Know the Truth and Pass it On!” He did the best he could with the sources he had.
#2 The Mis-Education of the Negro by Dr. Carter G. Woodson
“Classic wake up call by the father of African American History (Ourstory)”
#3 Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D. by Dr. Chancellor James Williams
“Step 1: Identify problem. Step 2: Implement solution. Simple…maybe too simple.”
#4 Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery
“We hold the key to the illusionary prison that has become our mind”
#5 From the Browder File: 22 Essays on the African American Experience (From the Browder File Series) by Tony Browder
“Be ye transformed by the decolonization and reAfricanization of your African mind”
#6 Metu Neter, Vol. 1: The Great Oracle of Tehuti and the Egyptian System of Spiritual Cultivation by Ra Un Nefer Amen
Steve Biko: “The most powerful tool in the hands of an oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” …take yours back…NOW!
#7 The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
“No one truly dies until he is forgotten…a testimony by the man on his times”
#8 Lost Cities of Africa
Lost Cities of Africa by Basil Davidson
“Once was lost…but now I’ve found the truth. Basil Davidson is one European who is ready to tell the truth the whole truth and then he cites all his sources for you to check the truth for yourself.”