Notes from a speech by William Goodell – “Prejudice Against Color in the Light of History”

Here Goodell argues against the common assumption that all knowledge has come from descendants of Europeans:  “To whom did the Greeks and the Romans look for instruction in letters and the arts?  To the Egyptians!  Where did the wealthy citizens of Athens and Rome, in their prouder days, send off their princely sons for education ….. they sent them to Egypt – to Ethiopia!  But who are Egyptians and Ethiopians?   Negroes!..”