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Africa and African Religions
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I. STEREOTYPES
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I am apt to suspect the Negroes. ..to be naturally inferior to the White. There never was a civilized nation of any other complexion than white. .. David Hume, Philosopher When we classify mankind by color, the only one of the primary races. ..which has not made a creative contribution to any of our twenty-one civilizations is the black race. Arnold Toynbee, Historian Humanity is at its greatest in the race of the whites. The yellow Indians do have a meager talent. The Negroes are far below them… Immanuel Kant, Philosopher
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The earliest fossils of anatomically modern man (homo sapiens sapiens) have been found in Africa and date to more than 125,000 years ago. The first homo sapiens sapiens enter Europe around 40,000 BCE replacing existing Homo neanderthalis types by 28,000 BCE. Africa was home to many sophisticated, indigenous civilizations including the ancient kingdoms of Egypt, Nubia, and Ethiopia as well as lesser known kingdoms like Ghana, Mali, Songhay. Congo and Dahomey. Extensive trade routes linked Europe, North Africa and sub- Saharan Africa hundreds of years before Europeans began to explore the coast of Africa. Some Facts
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II. Early Civilizations and Kingdoms
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Egypt 3200 BCE
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Nubia or Kush 3100 BCE
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III. Missionary Religions
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Islam
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Christianity
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IV. Traditional African Religions (ATR)
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Earth Based Religions grounded in a particular
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