100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof
First published in 1934 and revised in 1962, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro gathers journalist and historian Joel Augustus Rogers’ columns from the syndicated newspaper feature titled Your History. Patterned after the look of Ripley’s popular Believe It or Not the multiple vignettes in each episode recount short items from Rogers’s research. The feature began in the Pittsburgh Courier in November 1934 and ran through the 1960s.
J A Rogers has an insistent energy to be believed in this tiny book. Rogers lists all sorts of African accomplishments and deeds such as;
- Ancient Civilisations
- Slavery, etc