Definitions Better Than Webster’s: History

“History is what creates a shared identity in a people. It is based on that shared identity that they act collectively. To take away a people’s history, to degrade their history is to degrade their sense of shared identity, is to remove the basis upon which they must behave collectively and reach their goals collectively. That’s why the history is rewritten and why people get alarmed about it…

History is about locating one’s self in time and space. History is a grid, a set of coordinates that permit the individual to locate himself in reference to other points in the world. History is a mathematical concept, ladies and gentlemen, it is a geometrical concept; it locates and positions one relative to other things.” -“The Falsification of Afrikan Consciousness” By: Amos N. Wilson

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