The Destruction of Black Civilization took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and container study to collect. The e book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be “”a general rebellion in opposition t the subtle message from even the most ‘liberal’ white authors (and their Negro disciples): ‘You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to factor to with pride.'”” The e book was written at a time when many black students, educators, and scholars were starting to piece together the connection between the way their history was taught and the way they were perceived by others and by themselves. They started to question assumptions made about their history and took it upon themselves to create a brand new physique of historic research. The e book is premised on the question: “”If the Blacks were among the many very first builders of civilization and their land the birthplace of civilization, what has took place to them that has left them due to the fact then, at the backside of world society, precisely what took place? The Caucasian reply is basic and well-known: The Blacks have at all times been on the backside.”” Williams in its place contends that many aspects—nature, imperialism, and stolen legacies— have aided in the destruction of the black civilization. The Destruction of Black Civilization is revelatory and revolutionary since it offers a brand new method to the research, teaching, and study of African history by shifting the main focus from the history of Arabs and Europeans in Africa to the Africans themselves, offering in its place “”a history of blacks that is a history of blacks. Because only from history can we learn what our strengths were and, especially, in what particular element we are weak and vulnerable. Our history can then become directly the groundwork and guiding light for united efforts in serious[ly] planning what we should be about now.”” It was part of the evolution of the black revolution that took region in the Nineteen Seventies, as the focus shifted from politics to matters of the mind.