AfriGeneas Africa Research Forum
Why Ghanaians Need to know their history
Public Agenda (Accra)
1 February 2008
Posted to the web 1 February 2008
Dr. Kwame Osei
"A people without knowledge of their own history, culture and identity are a lost people. They are like lifeless leaves that drift aimlessly with neither direction nor destiny over the ocean of time." (Makgabuka K Kola)
"A people without knowledge of their history is like a tree without roots" (Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey).
The above quotations underline the importance and significance of celebrating the immense contribution that Afrikan people have made to human civilization and culture.
Black History - which is effect Afrikan history, is the world's best kept secret. It is important to recognize at this juncture that the history of Afrikan people has in the main been written by White/European people who due to their own prejudice have been loathed to tell the true history of Afrikan people.
Many Ghanaian people today, even African descendants, are unaware of this immense contribution. This is even so for Ghanaian children who know next to nothing of their Afrikan history.
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