Ages of Gold and Silver



From the forward by Madalyn Murray O’Hair

Here again [John G. Jackson] presents to a world unwilling to listen his thesis that civilization has African roots ? not Indian, not Chinese, but African; that the original race of humankind was Black; and that magnificent cultures preceded the European. He again demands a hearing for the facts which, slowly now accumulating, support his thesis. What is more, he pinpoints the bias of the white Christian culture which would hold in contempt any but its own manufactured greatness and exclusivity.

About the Author

JOHN G. JACKSON was an educator, lecturer, author, and man of principle. He was born on April 1, 1907, into a family of Methodists. In old age, he averred he had been an Atheist since he became old enough to think. The family minister once asked him when he was small, “Who made you?” After some thought he replied from his own realization, “I don’t know.”

He lived for nearly fifty years in New York City, lecturing at the “Ingersoll Forum” of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism (1930-1955). During a parallel period he wrote articles for the Truth Seeker magazine. From 1932 to 1972 he was a writer and associate of the Rationalist Press Association in London, England. A pioneer in the field of African and Afro-American studies, he taught such courses from 1971 to 1980 at Rutgers University, New York University, and in Illinois.


Publisher:?American Atheist Press
Page Count: 331

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