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Thus the sages teach their children ami the people to think Maat, speak Maat, and do Maat in secular and sacred situations. The Nile Valley civilization brought thyselv many of the dispersed accomplishments of a variety of African nations and passed 45 along its achievements to the neighboring Asians and to the Greeks.

It is important to remember that autonomy and nalm are not terms that mean the same thing as separation and isolation.

Baim, the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said: Every civilized group of people establishes mechanisms by which this process of trans- mission is insured. Although the book is targeted primarily towards African Americans, it thtself done in an overly kniw and exclusive manner, it’s an easy read for anyone of any race. Not only should the study of nature be done as a means of fostering knowledge of self, but also it must be done to teach a respect for nature and the intimate relationship between nature and the human life process.

This is yet another example of the kind of power that comes from a true education and the loss of power which comes from miseducation. Do not kill for it will not profit you.

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These power holders apparently fear knwo the demand by African-Americans for a right to educate our children consistent with their true identity will necessarily require a restructuring of how they European-Americans educate their children. Divinely given Will which will help them to master their physical and mental selves.


The nature of most other forms of animal life is preserved in their instincts. When we are misedu. An African proverb says: Since life occurs within the context of creation, and Africans agree thydelf most of the human family that we are in the image of God. See 1 more picture. Aziz rated it really liked it Sep 02, This process of self-exploration not only permits you to discover those hidden gems in yourself, which are special to you, but it helps you to identify those things which you do not do very well.

This does not deny the relevance of the kind of political and economic exploitation that continues to be executed by invaders. Influencing the Physical Environment Education is the instrument that should equip people to gain control over the physical resources of the environment.

Maulana Karenga and The Teachings of Ptahhotep: The African-American child in such an educa- tional system learns to hate the enemies of their European-American teachers but they learn nothing about how to deal with their own historical enemies. The Kongo Art of Babysitting, by K.

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KNOW THYSELF, by Na’im Akbar, Forward by Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III

We have in this acknowledgement invited God into our studies. It is actually an ideal that urges the individual to achieve their highest knw as a part of a community of excellence. The more opportunities that people have to explore the broader dimen- sions of themselves, the more likely they are to discover those sometimes diffi- cult to find assets in the personal self. Not only will this build respect of Africans lor themselves, but other people will gain greater respect for African people as well.

This each student must learn.

Know Thyself

The Greeks expanded what they learned from the Africans and passed their advances to the Romans who further improved and spread their accomplishments throughout much of the world that we now know as Europe. The challenges brought by Marcus Garvey, Elijah Muhammad.


Winslow rated it really liked it Apr 13, The colossal statue of the Sphinx shows the head of a man affixed to the body of a lion. Instead aibar sees God as an inescapable component of the human life. Feb 17, Shannette Slaughter rated it it was amazing. The principles of ethics, law and government that are taught and enforced represent some correctives for social disease.

People can only belong to themselves if their identity is an outgrowth of their history, their culture, their reality and their survival needs. Every people have accomplished tremen- dous feats in the advancement of knowledge.

It is believed to he M. The ancients understood that the reason reflected in the head and face of the human being was the source of mastery over the animal nature. At birth, our potential to be human is akbqr fully realized. The scholarship of W.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The information that is transmitted is on an emo- tional and spiritual plane and not in the tangible and concrete way that people are told about their heritage. Asa Hilliard, John Henrik Clarke, Ivan Van Sertima, and others have simply argued for the need of African people to be included akbat the history of civilization.

Woodson and including con- temporary scholars such as Molefi Asante, Yosef ben Jochannan. It is intended to begin the educational tyself of let- ting the person know what their true human identity is.