For the record, my inspiration to avidly pursue knowledge of self (11 years after obtaining a Masters Degree in Education) came from Dr. Eugene T. Reville, Metropolitan Supervisor of the Tri-District Desegregation Plan in Pulaski COunty, AR. He had been the Superintendent of Schools in Buffalo, NY prior to 1989. He spoke eloquently about Africa's contributions to civilization. His lectures upset the status quo in and around Little Rock, AR. I marvelled at the content of his lectures and when asked about his purpose, he informed me that his Doctorate was in African Studies and he was doing his part to right the wrongs of his race. He was white. He challenged me to learn about my history and culture in order to be a better than adequate school principal. Unfortunately, he was killed in an automobile accident on March 17, 1990. There are other notable Europeans who attempt to offer an unbiased view of African History. We need not settle for modern accomplishments when the past is rich in untold or little known accounts of African genius.