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George Washington Williams Explored the Rich African History That Did Not Begin With Colonization

Dr. George Washington Williams, one of the first great African-American historians, through the Internet and film, has recently been brought back to our attention. Dr. Williams, a man generally credited as the first African-American to write a “scholarly general history” of Black people not only in America but antiquity, was born in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania Octo­ber 16, 1849. He graduated from Howard University in 1868 and studied at Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, graduating in 1874.

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