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    I was looking up a video for a different thread and noticed YouTube had "BHM" up in the corner. I instantly thought of this video with Morgan Freeman:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRzd7SknVrQ

    Black history shouldn't be relegated to one month just so we find a way to talk about it. World history should include African powers such as Carthage, Egypt, the Mali Empire and the Kingdoms of Aksum, Kush, and Kongo. We would also err to forget the exploitation during the Scramble for Africa with notation of the Belgian Congo. In modern development, Dr. Charles Drew should be in known alongside of Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale.

    On the converse though, we have to realise that the modern world is, for better or worse, predicated on European history.
    Last edited by Diogenes; 02-01-2021, 10:18 AM. Reason: better quality video
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    Don't forget the Jugurthine War.
    When I Survey....

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      Originally posted by Faber View Post
      Don't forget the Jugurthine War.
      I was but a lad!
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        Originally posted by Faber View Post
        Don't forget the Jugurthine War.
        I've played Rome: Total War too many times to be excused from forgetting Numidia or the Berbers.

        Edit: I knew Augustine was from Africa, but I didn't know he was from Numidia. Woe is me.
        Last edited by Diogenes; 02-01-2021, 11:03 AM.
        “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

        -Ghandi (Disputed)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Diogenes View Post
          I was looking up a video for a different thread and noticed YouTube had "BHM" up in the corner. I instantly thought of this video with Morgan Freeman:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRzd7SknVrQ

          Black history shouldn't be relegated to one month just so we find a way to talk about it. World history should include African powers such as Carthage, Egypt, the Mali Empire and the Kingdoms of Aksum, Kush, and Kongo. We would also err to forget the exploitation during the Scramble for Africa with notation of the Belgian Congo. In modern development, Dr. Charles Drew should be in known alongside of Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale.

          On the converse though, we have to realise that the modern world is, for better or worse, predicated on European history.
          I like the way Freeman shut down Wallace. I thought he was going to stammer his way out the door.
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          Reality simply does not change based upon consensus or desire." - rogue

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