Afrocentrism

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Afrocentrism

A primarily American cultural philosophy which re-examines African American history and views the African American legacy as having been downplayed.
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This being so, Afrocentrists discovered that the interpretative and theoretical grounds had also been moved.
In addition to stabilizing action-despite its dependence on institutional sources for financing-the event has become a space for the expression of popular youth culture and for Afrocentrist debates.
What troubled Salzman, however, was not the fact that "Blacks" and "Jews" had been reduced to monolithic entities either working in concert or lunging at one another but that the official version of their history had been strongly challenged by Afrocentrists and their followers.
James, who argued in his Stolen Legacy (1954) that the Egyptian temples were centres of learning frequented by the Greeks and that Aristotle stole his philosophy from the Royal Library at Alexandria, is accepted Afrocentrist doctrine.
By the time Lefkowitz was assigned to write a magazine essay on Afrocentrist literature, her sense of scholarly propriety was deeply violated.
In 1848, Allen purchased from afrocentrist author Martin Delany a newspaper with a black revolutionary sentiment.
Learning of the struggles of Polly Williams, the Afrocentrist who won a place for choice in Milwaukee, convinced him there was.
Nevertheless, as an Afrocentrist I am most interested in "locating" Delany in the context of the 500-year struggle for African liberation from the oppressive patterns of white racial privilege, even in the literary realm, but clearly Tucker is much more adept at reading Delany, as Delany would want to be read, as a black gay writer seeking universality.
Accordingly, Firmin may be classified as a Nile Valley Afrocentrist.
71) In response to Afrocentrist claims and reconstruction of modern history, see Arthur Schlesinger, The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society (Knoxville: Whittle Direct Books, 1991); Stephen Howe, Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts and Imagined Homes (New York: Verso, 1998); Mary Lefkowitz, Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became An Excuse to Teach Myth As History (New York: Basic Books, 1996).
Four chapters in the middle each discuss one prominent Afrocentrist historian.