Commentary: Black history does not begin with slavery

By Karl Salmon

(CANADA – May 25, 2019) – My first informal lesson in black history was as an infant sitting with my parents on Saturdays in the family room digesting a steady diet of North American adventure movies starring white explorers in Africa encountering and defending themselves against uncivilized black cannibals living in the jungle.

This formative impression of black history was further reinforced in elementary school. We were taught at the age of six to eight years old (at an institution of early childhood development) that blacks were initially slaves who endured hardships until we were freed. READ IN FULL