I wish to thank Professor Richard Garner of the Classical Languages Department of Yale University and his graduate student, John Dyan, as well as Margaretha and Johann Bischoff, for their assistance in translating passages in ancient Greek and Latin. I also wish to thank colleague Samuel Andoh for his assistance in identifying the word “black” in several African languages, which were the languages of the black people taken from the island continent to the Western hemisphere as slaves over a period of three and a half centuries.
I also wish to thank Regine Bence for her critical observations, patience, and support.
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Publication information: Book title: Black History and Black Identity:A Call for a New Historiography. Contributors: W. D. Wright - Author. Publisher: Praeger. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2002. Page number: ix.
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