Pictured above is the German philosopher and social critic Count Hermann Alexander Keyserling (1880 – 1946). Keyserling is the author of the attached article in which he pointed out those uncommon cultural aspects that characterize the unprecedented facets of African-Americans that render them a unique cultural force:
"There has never been anything like the American Negro in Africa, nor is there anything like him in the West Indies or in South America."
Read what James Weldon Johnson thought of the African-American contributions in the arts.
Click here to read a history of African-Americans between the years 1619 through 1939.