Dr. John Henrik Clarke

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Dr. John Henrik Clarke was one of the greatest historians of our time.
None could dispute the truth he spoke.


Dr. John Henrik Clark Speaking at the Dallas-Ft.Worth Metroplex African American Think Tank (DFW-MAAT). Breaking the Chains of Slavery Lecture Series, 3/12/94

DFW-M.A.A.T and African Bible Fellowship members Standing Behind Dr. Clarke are Kofu, Dianna and Dr. Edward Sims and Yolanda Noland.

Quotes from Dr. John Henrik Clarke

Dr Clarke’s Words on HISTORY
“History is a clock that people use to tell there political and cultural time of day.  It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography.  History tells a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and what they are.  Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be.  The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.”

Dr. Clarke’s Words on SPIRITUALITY
“Spirituality is a way of excepting the fact that there is a spiritual force in the universe larger than all of mankind.  But someone had to come along and invent a word called God.  Then some had to serve another God and say mine is better than yours, and some had to create faith, someone said I have the true faith.”

Dr. Clarke’s Words on RELIGION
“Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors.  Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.”

Dr. Clarke’s Words on the IMAGE of GOD
“My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you.  And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people.”

Dr. Clarke’s Words on LEADERSHIP
“I think every person that calls themselves a leader, a preacher, a policy maker of any kind should ask and answer the question in his own life time, how will my people stay on this earth?  How will they be educated?  How will they be schooled?  How will they be housed?  And how will they be defended?  The answer to these questions will create the concept of enduring nationhood because it creates the concept of enduring responsibility.  I am saying what ever the solution is, either we are in charge of our own destiny or we are not in charge.  On that point we got to be clear, you either free or you a slave.”