In lecture/essay format, Dr. Ben identifies and corrects myths about the inferiority and primitiveness of the indigenous African peoples and their descendants. Africa Mother of Western Civilization was first published in 1971.
Yosef ben-Jochannan (1918-2015) was a master teacher with a forceful command of ancient and contemporary history. He used wit, humor, and common sense to accent history and expose historical distortions. Dr. Ben taught on the faculty of colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. He was a Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Languages, Al Azhar University (Arab Republic of Egypt), and for many years served as Adjunct Professor of History and Egyptology at Cornell University's Africana Studies and Research Center.