#map of africa
#frederick herman moll
#before berlin conference
Old map of Africa. Created by Frederick Herman Moll, published in London, 1710
One of the most decorative Maps of Africa after 1700.
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This is a map of Africa in 1710 before and whilst Europe was in the process of dismembering African states and reshaping them into the majority of Artificial states we now know as African Countries.
- Africans defined their land by their own standards, governed and dictated by themselves.
- Europeans did not know that much about Africa (Shame on them).
"……..Now then, once you see that the condition that we’re in is directly related to our lack of knowledge concerning the history of the black man, only then can you realize the importance of knowing something about the history of the black man. The black man’s history - when you refer to him as the black man you go way back, but when you refer to him as a Negro, you can only go as far back as the Negro goes. And when you go beyond the shores of America you can’t find a Negro. So if you go beyond the shores of America in history, looking for the history of the black man, and you’re looking for him under the term Negro, you won’t find him. He doesn’t exist. So you end up thinking that you didn’t play any role in history."
- Malcolm X
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