Continuing where I left off last week regarding black history facts…
Blacks developed the first writing. The Egyptians were among the earliest people to use ink, reed pins, and brushes for writing. The Sumerians known as the “Black heads” also developed early writing.
Blacks developed the first clothing. The earliest known cultivation of plant fibers used to weave cloth in Africa occurred over 30,000 years ago. These clothes were often loose-fitting (baggy) and bright colored. Blacks created the first art. In caves throughout the world there are beautiful paintings on the wall from 10,000 to 100,00 years old, created by early Blacks. Scientists have found 70,000 year old jewelry in Africa.
Blacks created the first music. Not only were prehistoric caves modified for acoustics (the first concert halls), but scientists have found flutes and other instruments over 40,000 years old at Black settlements.
Blacks built the first buildings. Throughout the world, the earliest clay and stone buildings have been linked to Black builders. Scientists have even found mobile homes (made from wood) near Egypt from 30,000 years ago.
Blacks also reached the Americas before Columbus. Because of the ancient Olmecs and the slave trade, everything from Mexican food to Mexican music has deep roots in West Africa. The song from Nubia, the “La Bamba” can be traced back to the Bamba district of Angola.
Blacks even built the first castles and fortresses. The earliest picture of a castle in the world comes from Nubia, the mother civilization of Egypt. Other paintings of castles in the Mahez tombs suggest that -once again- Blacks did it first.
Blacks developed the first organizations dedicated to helping people in need. Like many other African kingdoms (before European conquest), Monomotapa had a social welfare system until the 1700s.
Blacks developed the first laws and legal systems Prehistory. The oldest recorded legal system in history was drawn up by King Menes of Egypt about 5,000 years ago.
The above information was derived from Supreme Design Publishing presents“365 Days Of Black History” (Little-Known Facts Of The Global Black Experience From Prehistory To The Present).
Let me end this with the words from our most precious slain leader Malcolm X: “You have to be careful, very careful, introducing the truth to the Black man who has never previously heard the truth about himself, his own kind, and the white man…The Black brother is so brainwashed that he may even be repelled when he first hears the truth. Reginald advised that the truth had to be dropped only a little bit at a time. And you had to wait a while to let it sink in before advancing to the next step.” -Malcolm X
To those that so dearly missed my thoughts, I’m so glad to be back with you. I’ve so deeply missed sharing my thoughts with you. Be kind, be thoughtful and most definitely be wise.
The above information is the ‘Major” reason why “Black History” is not being taught throughout most of our schools throughout this country because if so too many of our youth would be saying “Say It Loud. I’m Black And I’m Proud!”
This is “Lillie’s Point of View and I’m still having my say! PEACE!