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

Transition of Twin Towers of Afrocentric Thought

Originally By Herb BoydManaging Editor, TBWT (The Black World Today) and posted there on Monday, 26 January 2004 “We lost the twin towers of African spirituality and intellectual development,” Dr. Leonard Jeffries said of Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers, Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango. “Jacob was one of our leading scholars and I was… More Transition of Twin Towers of Afrocentric Thought

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