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.
COME AND HEAR A COMMEMORATIVE PRESENTATION BY ROBIN WALKER
Saturday 15 November 2014 @ 6.30pm
Croydon Supplementary Education Project
32 Sydenham Road, CROYDON, CR0 2EF
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