A Book We Should All Read
It is very important for African people in
We are still challenged today to create an educational climate that inspires African youth in
This is the challenge of the twenty-first century: to defeat the one hundred year tradition established by white educational leaders who created curriculums for Africans in
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who founded in February of 1926, what at the time was called “Negro History Week,” would indeed be inspired by the ongoing discussion and debate over the contributions of African people to the history of the world.
The movement led by Dr. Woodson helped lay the foundation for the current African Centered Education Movement that has become the catalyst for the intense study of
We should all read or reread the late Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers’ profound book, Intellectual Warfare. It is very important for African people in
For over thirty-five years, Dr. Carruthers played a leading role as a scholar and intellectual activist in the development of the African Centered Education Movement.
Dr. Carruthers was a tenured professor in the
Therefore, a great deal of Dr. Carruthers’ writings and lectures concentrated on the white supremacy intellectual assault on African people and the world. Dr. Carruthers has been magnificent in exposing the European intellectual tyranny and its impact on the education of African people.
It was through his association with the late, great Senegalese scholar, Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop and the late, great scholar / teacher, Dr. John Henrik Clarke that helped propel the genius of Dr. Carruthers’ insight into the “Deep Well” of the African Worldview.'
As the founding President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC), Dr. Carruthers helped shape an organizational format for African Centered scholars, teachers, students, and the overall African Community to have a collective vehicle in which to pursue the building of the African Centered Education Movement. His leadership, in this regard, has been monumental and inspiring to hundreds of scholars, teachers, and students throughout the African World Community.
In this connection, Dr. Carruthers’ book, Intellectual Warfare, prepares us to function in the twenty-first century with a sharper understanding of our challenges as an African people.
The book is organized into five sections:
In the preface of Intellectual Warfare, Dr. Carruthers explains, “These essays reflect the thought of the ‘
In the first chapter, Dr. Carruthers instructs us by pointing out, “Thus, those who have been waging the long war to liberate African history and culture have been fighting the following two battles:
The war is truly, as Dr. Anderson Thompson says, “a battle for the African mind,” or as the late Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III and the First World Alliance put it, “a battle to free the African mind.”
Those who believe in the just cause of the long war to liberate African history and culture must read and reread and study Dr. Carruthers’ most insightful observations, wisdom, and his “Deep Well” of understanding that is shared in Intellectual Warfare.
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