Stolen Legacy Anniversary – 15 November

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the book , STOLEN LEGACY, which was written by George G. M. James.  This controversial publication seeks to prove, among other things, that the Ancient Greeks were not the original authors of ‘Greek philosophy’, which he claims was mainly based on ideas and concepts that were borrowed without acknowledgement, or indeed stolen, from the ancient Egyptians.  The text asserts that the praise and honour blindly given to the Greeks for centuries rightfully belong to the people of Africa, and argues that the theft of this great African legacy led to the erroneous world opinion that the African made no contribution to modern civilisation. James was born in Georgetown, Guyana, studied at Durham University in Britain, and after a period at the University of London, he gained his doctorate at Columbia University, New York, USA. He taught mathematics, Latin, and Greek, and was Professor of Logic and Greek at Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina for two years, before working at the University of Arkansas.


Saturday 15 November 2014 @ 6.30pm

Croydon Supplementary Education Project

32 Sydenham Road, CROYDON, CR0 2EF




About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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