December 22, 2013

On this day December 22nd...

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day...

December 22, 1893 Dr. Chancellor James Williams sociologist, historian and author of The Destruction of Black Civilization, was born.

In 1971, Dr. Williams sent his magnum opus The Destruction of Black Civilization to Kendall Hunt, a white-owned publishing company, for publication and distribution. The following year, the book received an award from the Black Academy of Letters and Arts. Encouraged by the award, Williams worked for years to expand and revise the book before publishing a second edition. Feeling more comfortable with a Black-owned firm as his publisher, he sent the second version to Chicago's noted Third World Press.

When published in 1987, the second edition of the book received wide critical acclaim from the African American community. In 1979, the 21st Century Foundation honored Chancellor Williams with its first Clarence L. Holte International Biennial Prize.

Books Authored by Dr. Williams includes:

The Raven: A Novel of Edgar Allan Poe (1943) And If I Were White, Shaw Publications, (1946) Have You Been to the River?, Exposition Press, (1952) Problems in African History, Pencraft Books, (1964) The Rebirth of African Civilization (1961) revised edition, introduction by Baba Zulu, United Brothers and Sisters Communications Systems, (1993) ISBN 0-88378-129-8 The Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race Between 4500 B.C. and 2000 A.D. (1971) ISBN 0-88378-030-5 The Second Agreement with Hell, Carlton Press, (1979)

 

Purchase the book here: The Destruction of Black Civilization

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