Analysis Of Joel A. Rogers

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Joel A Rogers Joel A. Rogers was born on September 6,1883 in Negril, Jamaica. Rogers was a journalist and Historian, who spent most of his career and life writing about black diaspora in the United States. Joel A. Rogers greatest achievement was his writing on racist depictions on people of black ancestry, which acknowledge the history of black people in America and around the world. Rogers worked for many African American newspapers where he published 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro (1934), Crisis:The Suppression of Negro History (1940), Sex and Race Volume 1 (1941), Sex and Race, Volume 2 (1942); Sex and Race, Volume III (1944); World’s Great Men of Color (1946),and Africa’s Gifts to America (1961)(4). In addition to Rogers…show more content…
Rogers knew that as a black man in white America there was going to discrimination and suppression toward his works but his self-determination pushed him further to write about black opposition. Joel A. Rogers is a man of self-determination because of Rogers only obtaining a high school diploma and educating himself further in his career where he became a prolific journalist and author of histories and collective biographies of great black figures (1). His self-determination started at an early age when he escaped from rural Jamaica by joining the British army and from that enlistment and emigrated to America. His time in America shaped his attitudes and beliefs (which would stay with him later in his career) because of the United States reinforcement of white hierarchy and unescapable discrimination. Even as a student, Joel A. Rogers, in school he had resisted principles of white superiority, and in the United States he thought back on the accomplishments of black West Indians who had excelled within the British educational and military systems (2). As a student, Rogers grew into an eager and zealous opponent of American racism. Rogers realized that the empowerment of African Americans depended upon a needed prior revolution in their internalized self-images. Furthermore, Rogers set out as a writer to “disseminate truth in spite of the barriers of
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