February 23, 2023 | By Supa Pea |
If you are searching for history then you may have to find The Informative History Man in Jamaica and whenever you find him, tell a friend how much he has inspired you too.
This tall, well built engineer of Black History, has been keeping us aware of Black History Month celebrated in February.
In fact, he has released a song and video which highlights the inventors of the stoplight, helicopter, wheelchair, lightbulb, reggae music, hip hop music, and much more.
In an interview with Vision Caribbean TV History Man says, “We have forgotten that blacks have contributed significantly to the advancement of mankind. We were never taught about some black inventors, so we grow up believing we are not creators.
This has helped to make us feel inferior to others, and to forget that one of our missions is to improve the lives of this and future generations.
According to the rastafarian born Andrew Kiffin, “Jamaicans are the creators of reggae music. This evolved in the late 1960’s and spread throughout the world.”
“The late Bob Marley, promoted by Chris Blackwell and others, must be given full credit for launching out reggae music. Others like Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller and Larry Marshall were among the reggae torch bearers.”
Today, History Man feels that reggae music has such rich ingredients that other nations can add and mix their flavour and turn out a good dish.
Looking at Hip Hop, History Man, citing the importance of DJ Kool a native of Jamaica, who came up with a genre that attracted youths from poor communities.
“Let’s talk about, for example, Dj Kool’s success of “Let Me Clear My Throat”, a single which charted around the world including top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 10 in UK and Netherlands March, 1997.
History Man strongly believes that Imhotep is The Father of Medicine not anyone else. ”
“Over the years, even to this day, the Greek physician Hippocrates has been referred to as the Father of Medicine, This is not true. More than 2,000 years before Hippocrates was born, a black Egyptian practicing medicine and writing inon the subject was recognized;
It is safe to regard Imhotep as the world’s first genius because of his immense contribution to humanity and the different fields of study.
Other inventors on History Man’s list are Paul Williams, who during World War 2 worked for the navy department as an architect. He made the first useful helicopter.
“John Stanard improved the design of the refrigerator and oil stove. Granville Woods who invented the electric railway and roller coaster; John Dawson who designed a wheelchair with large rear wheels and a small front wheel.”
History Man feels the our Black History must not be diluted and that it should be taught in school throughout the Caribbean.