By Yekutiel Gershoni
Between the top of the 19th century and the outbreak of worldwide warfare 2, Africans displaced via colonial rule created an African-American delusion - a delusion which aggrandized the existence and attainments of African americans regardless of complete wisdom of the discrimination to which they have been subjected. the parable supplied Africans in all components of the continent with a lot wanted succour and underpinned numerous non secular, academic, political and social versions according to the event of African americans wherein Africans sought to raised their very own lives.
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They saw Aggrey, who achieved equal status with whites by going to the United States and getting an education at black American schools, as a perfect product of western education: a man who combined the virtues of the African with those of the African-American. The Nigerian Pioneer, for example, credited Aggrey with 'the intellectual acumen of Du Bois, the common sense of Booker T. 161 West Africans expected Aggrey to create an educational system which would bring them Shaping the African-American Myth 39 up to the same level as whites.
15 The eschatological literature combined with the total rejection by the Watch Tower of all church hierarchy made a long-lasting impression mainly on 44 Africans on African-Americans Christian Africans.
M. Turner ... was welcomed as never a man was received before. Some called out "now is the promise fulfilled," others saw him as a Moses to deliver them from chains of sin and superstition. ' 75 Under the impact of his visit, AME Church membership increased fourfold in South Africa. 76 To be sure, there were western-educated Africans who were not so enchanted by Turner, who objected to his imposition of black American separatism on Africa, and argued that his black segregationist message was inconsistent with Christian values and would not help Africans.
Africans on African-Americans: The Creation and Uses of an African-American Myth by Yekutiel Gershoni