African Scientists Cheikh Anta Diop
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Imhotep, Ahmed Zewail, Cheikh Anta Diop, Wangari Maathai, Mark Shuttleworth, John Ogbu, Gladys More...
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Imhotep, Ahmed Zewail, Cheikh Anta Diop, Wangari Maathai, Mark Shuttleworth, John Ogbu, Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Aaron Klug, Philip Emeagwali, Sossina M. Haile, Mo Ibrahim, Sameera Moussa, Noah Samara, Ahmad Baba al Massufi, Trefor Jenkins, Thomas R. Odhiambo, Jama Musse Jama, Kitaw Ejigu, Window Snyder, Ibrahim H. Umar, Gebisa Ejeta, Cheick Modibo Diarra, Bartholomew Nnaji, Felix A. Chami, Berhane Asfaw, Himla Soodyall, Seyi Oyesola, Giday WoldeGabriel. Excerpt: Cheikh Anta Diop (29 December 1923 in Thieytou, Diourbel Region - 7 February 1986 in Dakar) was a historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician who studied the human race's origins and pre-colonial African culture. He is regarded as an important figure in the development of the Afrocentric viewpoint, in particular for his theory that the Ancient Egyptians were Black Africans. Cheikh Anta Diop University, in Dakar, Senegal is named after him. Diop was born to an aristocratic Muslim Wolof family in Senegal where he was educated in a traditional Islamic school. Diop's family was part of the Mouride sect, the only independent Muslim group in Africa according to Diop. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Senegal before moving to Paris for graduate studies where he ended his scholastic education. In 1946, at the age of 23, Diop went to Paris to become a physicist. He remained there for 15 years, studying physics under Frederic Joliot-Curie, Marie Curie's son-in-law, and ultimately translating parts of Einstein's Theory of Relativity into his native Wolof. Diop's education included History, Egyptology, Physics, Linguistics, Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology. While studying in Paris, Diop studied under Andre Aymard, professor of History and later Dean of the Faculty of Letters at the University of Paris through which he "gained an understanding of the Greco...