“Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter.”
This West African proverb is attributed to Nigerian writer and professor, Chinua Achebe. The proverb appeared in his 1958 publication and has several variations, but the intent is the same.
A new book about one of the pivotal moments of the civil rights movement tells the story from the lions’ point of view.
Entitled “Seven Sisters and a Brother: Friendship, Resistance, and Untold Truths Behind Black Student Activism in the 1960s,” the book chronicles eight black undergraduate students during the late 1960s at Swarthmore, a predominately white liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia.
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