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Stages of Negro/Black History

by Adib Rashad ~

  Esteemed scholar, Earl E. Thorpe believed that Negro/Black history was so
exciting he had no interest in researching any other subject. He wrote a
book, titled Negro Historians in the United States which traced three
schools or stages of thought as it related to Negro or rather Black

The first school or beginning school of Black historians were the actually
the first to engage in Negro/Black history writing. Their purpose was to
dispel the myth of Black inferio

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