About the Author
Jackson was a highly respected historian and author. He lived and taught for many years in Chicago.
John Henrik Clarke was born in 1915 in Union Springs, Alabama, and was brought up in Columbus, Georgia. Editor, lecturer, writer, and teacher, Dr. Clarke lived in New York City from 1933 until his death in 1998.
This work challenges all the standard approaches to the saga of African history, from the dawn of prehistory to the modern resurgent Africa of today.