Where did Western thought begin? While many point to ancient Greek and Roman civilizations for the answer, Afrocentrists look to Africa and the contributions of Egypt. Is there a middle between these competing versions of history? Tune in to the next Talk of the Nation for a discussion of the debate over Afrocentrism. Guests: Mary Lefkowitz Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Wellesley College Author Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History (Basic, 1996) Maulana Karenga Professor and Chair, Department of Black Studies, California State University Listeners call in



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