Noble Nooses: Pre-Colonial Kings and the Peopling of the Globe

  • Donald E. Grant Jr.


Noble Nooses provides a framework that grounds the study in a historical context of origin, strength and resilience often subject to negationism. The singular view of the continent of Africa is challenged through the multi-disciplinary exploration of both pre-historic and pre-colonial Africa. Using paleoarchaeological and anthropological research, this chapter covers several millennia to describe the ways in which the earth was populated, the spaces where the original anatomically modern humans resided and with whom they interbred, which ethno-linguistic families thrived in which geographical regions and the strengths in the pre-historic migratory patterns resulting in the structure of Ancient Africa. The second half of the chapter highlights the pre-colonial regal histories across the continent. Exploring the Black Pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty, Taharqa’s deliverance of Hezekiah, the Ghanaians, the Kushites and many more provides evidence of spaces to engender resilience in youth and hold content for anti-bias tool development.


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  • Donald E. Grant Jr.
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  1. 1.Mindful Training SolutionsLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Oaks CollegePasadenaUSA

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