The concept of Afrocentricity has its theoretical origins in a work by Molefi Kete Asante titled Afrocentricity: The Theory of Social Change. It has been argued that Afrocentricity, as a perspective that stresses the centrality of African views, values, and agency in the study of African people and the world historical process, was present before Asante's initiative. Indeed, Asante pays homage to his intellectual predecessors such as Maria Stewart, Martin Delaney, Anna Julia Cooper, W. E. B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Marcus Garvey, Mary McLeod Bethune, Malcolm X, Frantz Fanon, and Cheikh Anta Diop, who stress race and cultural consciousness, and commitment and social criticism. Also during the 1960s, Black studies scholars and activist/intellectuals in general called for a Black perspective and a Black ...

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