The African Historical Society facilitates young African and African-descended students, scholars, educators, and nation-builders in gaining broad access to the ancient information and knowledge contained in African manuscripts and artefacts. These well-grounded, inspired students, scholars and nation-builders will lead Africa and African-descended communities and cosmopolitan communities at large, into a vibrant and flourishing future emboldened by a comprehensive knowledge of the worldview, vision and accomplishments of African heroes and ancestors, to overcome the shortcomings and challenges of the past, present and the future. Moreover, to present a more comprehensive appreciation for the value of African history and cultural institutions for surmounting modern challenges.
The African Historical Society is conceptualized as a not-for-profit (501c3).
Meroitic: Kush- Ethiopia. The African script developed in situ used to write in the kingdoms / empires of Kush – Meroe – Ancient Ethiopia (an identity and/or empire?).
“Nubian”: “New Meroe”- Kush – Ethiopia – Sudan. The peoples of this region began using the Greek alphabet to write their own African languages (i.e., as Classical Arabic would a few centuries later be used to write the Songhay language in the universities of Timbuktu, Mali after the conversion to Islam) along with other older African scripts that developed in situ in Nile Valley African civilizations. It would become the last place that the languages that developed in situ in Nile Valley, Africa, that were also used earlier in KMT/Kamet/”Egypt”, persisted after Lower Egypt of the white crown had been fully occupied foreign invaders and the Arab conquest of “Egypt” succeeded in the eradication of the indigenous language and it’s supplantation with Arabic.
- The African Historical Society is committed to reuniting African and African-descended children, student and scholars with the information and knowledge contained in the manuscripts; documentary evidence and artefacts produced by ancient Africans. AHS maintains that it is the inalienable human right of Africans and the African descended to have access to the ancient African information produced by ancient Africans (i.e., their ancestors).
- AHS aims to redress the inherent genocide (in accordance with UN charter) engendered by the alienation of ancient African information from the African institutions that produced them. For example, the information contained in the plundered libraries of Ethiopia that remain alienated from the rural Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church schools and practitioners. Also, the information contained in the millions of manuscripts in Mali that lack proper storage and preservation facilities; and those that remain in European vaults, microfilms and databases, dating from ancient Timbuktu, Mali (30%+ written in the Songhay language). Moreover, like the scores of Ethiopian and Ancient Nubian (i.e., modern Sudan and parts of Ethiopia, an academically shrouded empire likely extending to Nigeria/Western Sudan/El Sudan) manuscripts, presently being exhumed, that continue to be exported to Europe and the United States. It is believed that up to circa 80% of manuscripts plundered from Egypt have still never been made public. It is worth reflection that although so many historical models posit Asia and the West as the sources of civilization, those are precisely the historical origins of the plunderers of Africa’s libraries from ancient times until today. Oddly, the ancient powerful armies of Nubia and Egypt do not appear to have ever been interested in invading Greece or Rome in search of knowledge.
- The African Historical Society will form an international coalition to track and monitor manuscripts taken out of Africa. The African Historical Society will record archeological excavations in Africa.
- The African Historical Society is committed to the sustained implementation of state-of-the-art telecommunications technology and IT technology to underpin all its work.
- The African Historical Society will cooperate with institutions presently working to digitize primary and secondary sources of African history.
- The African Historical Society will track extant African manuscripts and seek to make their contents digitally available and accessible internationally and broadly to African and African-descended students, scholars and officials in Africa and abroad.