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Stolen Legacy: The Greeks Were Not the Authors of Greek Philosophy, but Were the People of North Africa, Commonly Called the Egyptianse

George G. M. James with Introduction by Asa Hilliard, III, Ph.D. The Black people of Kemet (Egypt) taught the sciences to the Greeks. Civilization went from North Africa to Greece, not the other way around. In 1954, Philosophical Library published George G. M. James’ Stolen Legacy: The Greeks Were not the authors of Greek Philosophy, [...]

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The History of Marcus Bookstore


The oldest black bookstore in the nation

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    In 1960, in the thriving Black business district known as the Fillmore, Julian and Raye Richardson were co-owners of The Success Printing Co. and avid readers. When friends didn’t return their books, they realized the need for a Black bookstore. It was named Success Book Store. After reading Marcus Garvey’s Philosophy and Opinions, they decided to change the names of their 30 year-old printshop and ten year-old bookstore to Marcus Books Printing and Marcus Bookstores, opening another store in Oakland, California. As Black people learned the legacy of consciousness, strength and creativity inherent in their history, many civic groups were sparked and nurtured. Black people and other progressives could feel at home at Marcus Books. They didn’t have to apologize for their difference, their intellect or their pain from racism. For example, a small group of Black parents sought advise from Julian and Raye about their frustrations with the school district’s mis-education of their children. In the large meeting room of the stores’ Civic Center location, the Malcolm X School was established. At another time, the Richardsons put up their family home as collateral to pay bail for over one hundred students arrested for their participation in the strike at San Francisco State University. They printed the student newspaper, The Organ, for free after SFSU refused to continue publishing during the strike. They printed many pamphlets, posters, flyers and newsletters for free, if they believed the individual events would have a beneficial effect upon Black people. Their community contributions were so vast, that we will have to devote ongoing chapters to describe their ser vice. Within the fifty years of supplying Black literature, Marcus Books has hosted many fledgling authors as well as most best selling Black authors in America. Actually, more Black writers have been to Marcus Bookstores than those published during the entire Harlem Renaissance. Some of the patrons, writers and speakers include [more>>]


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