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African Timelines - Table of Contents
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Who Should Tell the Story of Africa?

Timelines like these are informed by Western ways of knowing the world.  Other peoples and cultures organize knowledge of the world in quite different, but no less valid ways.

Part I: Ancient Africa
BC / BCE from the beginnings 
Part II: African Empires
AD / CE 1st - 15th centuries
Part III: African Slave Trade & European Imperialism
15th  - early 19th centuries
Part IV: Anti-Colonialism & Reconstruction
19th - mid-20th centuries
Part V: Post-Independence Africa & Contemporary Trends mid- to late 20th century

Bibliography: African Timelines Sources & Resources for Further Study
Works Cited in African Timelines

"It is to correct [Western] misrepresentations and restore the true value and place
of Negro culture and achievement in the sum total of human progress that makes
the study of African history today a double necessity for both Africans and non-Africans."
--K.B.C. Onwubiko
from "The Importance of African History Today,"
History of West Africa, A D 1000-1800
(1967. Nigeria: Africana-FEP Publishers Limited, 1985).

"[S]cholars retell the story of African history and culture to
debunk the myths and reveal the misperceptions that Western people have about Africa.
Today, the rich history of the continent is being rediscovered by the rest of the world."

Retelling the Story, PBS Online's Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1999:

What Is Africa to Me? Contributors Speak!
PBS Online's Wonders of the African World with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1999:

Introduction to African History and Culture Life: An African Historical Framework
by Malaika Mutere
(Kenyan scholar of African music and culture.):
[Thank you, Lisa, for repairing this link!! ~ Cora]
courtesy of The Kennedy Center's African Odyssey Interactive
"The purpose of African Odyssey Interactive (AOI) is to promote an ongoing exchange of ideas, information, and resources
between artists, teachers, and students of African arts and culture," an "adjunct initiative of the
Kennedy Center’s African Odyssey Festival
program and..."ArtsEdge: Linking the Arts and Education through Technology":

Paul Halsall's Internet African History Sourcebook offers numerous ancient, medieval, and modern 
"historical sources
on the history of human societies in the continent of Africa":

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African Timelines Table of Contents History, Orature, Literature, & Film
Part I | Part II | Part III |
Part IV | Part V | Works Cited | Bibliography

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