Unit 1: Class 1 - Ancient Africa: The Origin of Humanity, PART 1

Where did human beings originate? Where did "civilization" begin? The answer to both of these questions according to anthropologists, geneticists, and historians is Africa. Therefore, our study of human history begins in Africa. Unit 1, Class 1 discusses the prevailing theories of where human beings originated from and when, why and how they migrated out of Africa to populate the rest of the world. Unit 1, Class 1 also discusses the impact of these migrations on our physical make-up, including skin color and hair texture, as well as our personality development. 


“You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun.”
                                                              - James Weldon Johnson