Nature Knows No Color-Line (Hardcover)
Product Descriptionby J. A. Rogers - 1980 Third Edition
"Nature Knowls No Color-Line" came at the right moment. the United Nations had announced a History of Mankind, going back to 300,000 B.C. on which 1000 of the world's leading historians were working. Care must be taken that the Negro wasn't given the usual treatment in this history. "Nature Knows No Color-Line" made such oversight more difficult. J.A. Rogers engaged continuously in research on the Negro beginning in 1915. He published himself his first book, "From Superman to Man," in 1917, after it was refused by the publishers. He wrote and published his second book, "As Nature Leads," in 1919. He began writing for the Negro Press in 1920. In 1924, '25 and '26, he toured the North and South, lecturing and selling "From Superman to Man" (4th edition). In 1925 he went to Europe for research in the libraries and museums there. In 1927, he returned for research lasting three years. He went to North Africa. In 1920 he went on his own initiative to the coronation of Haile Selassie, who presented him with the Coronation Medal. The same year, he published his "World's Greatest Men of African Descent." From 1930 to 1933, he continued his researches in Europe. In 1934 he published his "100 Amazing Facts About the Negro" which went into 19 editions. In 1930, '35 and '36, he continued his researches in Egypt and the Sudan. In 1935 he published his "Real Facts About Ethiopia" and went the same year as war correspondent to Ethiopia for the Pittsburgh-Courier. In 1940 he began publication of his "Sex and Race" in three volumes. In 1947, he published his "World's Great Men of Color, 3000 B.C. to 1946 A.D." in two volumes. In 1950, he was elected to membership in the Paris Society of Anthropology and the American Geographical Society, the Academy of Political Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in New York, etc. His knowledge of Negro history represented but a small part of his general information on world history.