Hidden Colors

Hidden+Colors

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After watching Tariq Nasheed’s documentary on Hidden Colors, I learned more about African History during that film then I would normally from a public school SOL US History study guide. Hidden Colors is a documentary about the untold history of people of color around the globe. This film tells us some of the unknown problems of African people that have been left out of the pages of history.

“Until the Story of the hunt is told by the Lion, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”.

– African proverbs.

Traveling around the country, Hidden Colors gathers scholars, historians, and Artists who show such good facts about African American Christianity,  and about the Moors, the people of Asia, the great west African empires, the Africans in America before Columbus, The real reason slavery was ended And much more. I think that every student history should  learn different stories from different points of  view. I would say the only problem most people would have with this documentary, is the shock to find out so many places in history that were affected by Africans. we are taught one story of African Americans and that story is slavery. It should be okay for anyone to achieve anything and get credit for it, regardless of color. Literacy is very important in any people’s history.  It is a  tool that we used to become what we are today. Learning from each other; writing has help us grow as a nation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/30/hidden-colors-tariq-nasheed-eric-garner-lynch_n_5632601.html

Literacy is a tool that allowed the African American story to be told. This image from 1808 shows the story of the lion from the point of view of the hunter.
Literacy is a tool that allowed the African American story to be told. This image from 1808 shows the story of the lion from the point of view of the hunter.

https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/origins-slavery/essays/origins-slavery-0