African History: Stereotypes vs. Scholarship

Guest Appearance in Mrs. Herlihy’s AP World

Much of the information presented here comes from John Reader’s book, Africa: A Biography of the Continent and The Henry Louis Gates video series, The Wonders of Africa. It is intended for Mrs. Herlihy’s AP World students . Thanks for inviting me to your class Mrs. Herlihy. Best of luck to the students taking the AP exam.

For similar points about the Middle East, see the Open Gates series called Beyond “Us” and “Them”: Debunking Stereotypes of the Middle East from 2008-2009 (click here). For a video of a musical idea I’ve been working on, see my recording of Duke Ellington’s “Caravan” on tenor saxophone (click here).


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