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Her name was Hatshepsut. Over 3,000 years ago she did the unthinkable when she defied convention and had herself crowned a Pharaoh of male-dominated Egypt. This daring power play brought her control of the richest and most powerful country on earth.
The world of Egyptian royalty that Hatshepsut was born into was one of the elite and privileged man has ever known. Never before and rarely since has any group of people wielded such all-encompassing power. The lifestyle they created for themselves was one of spectacular grandeur.
Through his studies, Dr. Clarke learned Afrika didn't originally define themselves by continent but more so by regions. Afrika as a continent began to be defined by foreigners. In North Afrika, the Romans had a province called Afrique which then became Afrika. The history, both known and hidden, of the land where time began has been a primary focus of Dr. Clarke's scholarship throughout his long career.
Many accounts say Hatshepsut was brilliant in her role as Regent of Egypt. Fate and heredity may have brought her the job, but it was natural talent that brought her success. There's much debate, though, as to whether her woman's touch changed the way Egypt was ruled.
One curious thing about Hatshepsut's reign, is how she presented herself to the public in statues. Only the smallest fraction of the Egyptian citizenry would ever had seen Hatshepsut in person. For most of them, the only real glimpse of what she looked like would come from statues of her. Curiously, she often chose to present herself in a masculine way.
Distinguished historian, anthropologist, and Pan-Afrikanist Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop blazed a trail of leadership that continues to make a major impact on those who study his accomplishments. Racial harmony and unity among Afrikans on the continent and in the Diaspora was at the forefront of his mind and tirelessly worked to achieve that goal.
Pharaoh's word was law. The idea of democracy or group rule would have seemed absurd to the ancient Egyptians. As part God ruling on this earth, the Pharaoh could dream and be quite sure that those dreams would come true. Hatshepsut's dreams involved growth; she was a builder. 3,000 years after her reign, structures she constructed still stand and still impress.
Dr. Clarke was drafted into the army on September 1941. He considered himself one of the best clerks and one of the worst soldiers the army ever had. He couldn't shoot, he didn't like the hot sun, he didn't like to go on those all night trips, but he was a wizard at administration.