The Moors: Black history or Black mythology?
HistoryIdentity September 20, 2018 Alik Shahadah
Below is a sneak peek of this content!Moor was a disparaging term for non-White Muslims. What is mistakenly called Moorish civilization is really Islamic civilizations made up of the Almoravid and the Almohads. It is not hard to clear up the history of the Moors when they wrote about themselves. To claim Moorish civilization as an exclusively Black Civilization is deeply erroneous when evidence suggest Native Africans made up a minority of the Almoravid population and had minor rule throughout Andalusian history.
'Alik Shahadah is a master of the Documentary format and progressive African scholar. Shahadah uses film for social revolution. A multi-award winning recipient including the rare UNESCO award for his critically acclaimed film on slavery 500 Years Later.. He is best known for authoring works, which deal with African history, social justice, environmental issues, education and world peace. He states his primary motivation for making these films was being frustrated with "Tarzan's voice" as the central narrator in African stories. He noted that while scholarship challenges these issues, the common knowledge of the majority is generally unaltered, writing alone is not enough, the ultimate tool for re-education on a mass level is film