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By Yekutiel Gershoni

Between the tip of the 19th century and the outbreak of worldwide battle 2, Africans displaced by means of colonial rule created an African-American delusion - a fantasy which aggrandized the lifestyles and attainments of African americans regardless of complete wisdom of the discrimination to which they have been subjected. the parable supplied Africans in all elements of the continent with a lot wanted succour and underpinned numerous spiritual, academic, political and social types in keeping with the event of African americans wherein Africans sought to raised their very own lives.

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T. Steyn, President of the Orange Free State, also received him with cordiality. 73 The influence of that tour was tremendous. Turner's speeches and sermons moved his African audiences deeply. With his strong presence and the rhetorical techniques adapted from his American experience, he brought his hearers to a state of ecstasy. Basing his presentations on Psalm LXVIII, verse 31: 'Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands to God', he offered the Africans who heard him the proof they sought that those who regarded blacks as a congenitally backward race were wrong.

E. 97 These educational efforts, made in the contexts of the AME Zion Church's egalitarianism, created a feeling of kinship and gratitude among West Africans. In the words of Kofi Asaarn, a lawyer and church activist in the Gold Coast: 'Our fellow blacks in America . . have for the first time in the history of our 26 Africans on African-Americans nation stretched out the hand of kinship to us across the seas, and are ready to educate and Christianize us and make the land of our common ancestors a glorious habitation in the eyes of the world.

Kwegyir Aggrey. Unlike Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey, Aggrey was born in Africa- in Anamabo, the Gold Coast, now Ghana, on 18 October 1875. He belonged to a generation of Africans who were educated in church schools in Africa, acquired their higher education in the United States, and returned to Africa eager to improve the lot of their people. This made him one of the people, as Washington and Garvey could never be. It also made him a distinctly African, as opposed to American, success story.

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