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The Importance of Understanding Symbols

Philosophies from around the world draw on a vast source of symbolism for a variety of reasons. The nature of the symbols varies greatly and includes movements, objects and images. There is a wealth of literature and folklore relating to the importance, interpretation and use of various symbols. Mythologist Joseph Campbell wrote, “A symbol is …

Long Walk to Freedon by Nelson Mandela – AudioBook

Subscriber Content The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela’s destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience …

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in Education: Visuals Matter

The rampant use of white-dominant images in children’s literature and educational resources is problematic for parents looking for quality materials for their children. This hampers the ability to give themselves a voice, not just as the protagonists of these texts but also as subjects who educate their children on what they should see. Black and …

African Thought: Dreaming

Since Africa has been around for more than six thousand years, it is no surprise that they have learned to harness the power of dreaming. For centuries Africa has been captivated by those dreams that could not be explained; those mysterious and shadowy worlds that opened onto deeper realms of reality.

Why Celebrate Veterans Day?

Veterans day is a celebration of the courage, strength, heroism, and sacrifice of all soldiers. It honors their patriotism, love of country, and faithful service to the nation. This day commemorates and honors US military service, and the sacrifices that America’s service members and their families make. The Federal holiday falls on November 11th each …

Speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Premium Content Experience histroic moments while listing to speeches by  civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech 1: “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. ( August 28, 1963) Speech 2: Speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists, including singer Joan Baez , …

Differences in Ancient and Modern Educational Systems

https://soundcloud.com/5dmedia/differences-in-ancient-and-modern-educational-systems There are several differences in the ancient and modern educational systems. The ancient Greeks believed that knowledge is something you cannot be taught, it is something you must learn for yourself.  That knowledge is an ending point, not a journey. According to ancient thought, if you want to learn the knowledge that someone else …

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The Moors who built Spain

In the year 711 Muslim Moors of Arab and Berber descent from North Africa crossed the Strait of Gibraltar into the Iberian Peninsula, defeated theVisigothic Christian enhabitants in a series of wars, and founded the first Muslim countries in Europe. back to ebook library Subscriber Access Granted The-Moors-In-SpainDownload Subscribe or Login to download this ebook …

General History of Africa: Methodology and African Prehistory (Volume 1)

Member Access Granted This 8 volume collection assesses the importance attached by African societies to their past and the growth and development of African historiography. This is followed by accounts of the primary literary sources, the oral and living traditions and African archaeology and its techniques. There are further chapters on linguistics, migrations and historical …

General History of Africa: Africa from the Seventh to Eleventh Century (Volume 3)

Member Access Granted Volume III of this series documents the increasing influence of Islam and its dissemination and interaction with traditional African culture in northern and western regions. The essays place Africa in the context of world history at the opening of the seventh century and examine the impact of Islamic penetration, expansion of the …

General History of Africa: Ancient Civilizations of Africa (Volume 2)

Member Access Granted Volume 2 covers the period beginning at the close of the Neolithic era, from around the eighth millenium before our era. This period of some nine thousand years has been sub-divided into four major geographical zones. Chapters 1 to 12 cover the Nile, Egypt and Nubia: by far the largest part of …

General History of Africa: 17th Century until the 1880s (Volume 6)

Member Access Granted Volume VI covers the period from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the onset of the European “scramble” for colonial territory in the 1880s. In spite of a growing European commercial, religious, and political presence during the first three quarters of the century, outside influences were felt indirectly by most African …

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Member Access Granted Maya Angelou was one of the world’s most respected writers and poets. In the 1930s and 1940s she was a poor Black girl growing up in the segregated American South. She suffered prejudice and cruelty from people she trusted as well as at the hands of an unjust society. This is Maya’s true story. By …