John Henrik Clarke’s History is a Clock

The quote below is from the documentary A Great And Mighty Walk on the life of legendary scholar and teacher Dr. John Henrik Clarke. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of … More John Henrik Clarke’s History is a Clock

The University of Sankore at Timbuctoo: A Neglected Achievement in Black Intellectual History

If the University of Sankore had not been destroyed; if Professor Ahmad Baba, author of forty historical works, had not had his works and his university destroyed; if the University of Sankore as it was in 1591 had survived the ravage of foreign invasions; the academic and cultural history of Africa might have been different … More The University of Sankore at Timbuctoo: A Neglected Achievement in Black Intellectual History