Chicago teacher protests white-washing of Tutankhamun (And it don't stop, Naw it won't stop... It goes on and on....)
writes, "For Mukasa Afrika, it’s another blow in a continuing assault.
"In June 2005 National Geographic magazine featured the reconstructed image of King Tutankhamen on its cover. The headline read: 'THE NEW FACE OF KING TUT.' The young pharaoh had light eyes, a pointy nose, thin lips and a golden caramel hue....
“The mummy itself is evidence that King Tut is African,” he says. He adds that paintings found in king’s tomb show he had deep brown skin. Also the king’s 18th dynasty descends from
"He questions why scientists didn’t use a melanin dosage test or a DNA test for a truer picture of King Tut’s African identity.
"After seeing the magazine cover, Afrika, through the Laying the Foundation organization, built a website, wrote essays, held workshops and hosted scholars to educate the public on the king’s true identity. And when the King Tut exhibit came to the Franklin Institute, he, along with many community activists, stood in front of the museum’s steps in protest."
See the sidebar link: The Sickening Story of the Whitening of Tutankhamun.
And also visit another article by Dr. Niara Sudarkasa, and a further piece on the controversy surrounding the most recent "Tut whitening" or "'truth' whitening."
See the website KING TUT-ANKH-AMUN for excellent coverage and a fine set of links. In fact, hell, here they are:
- Bro. Mukasa Afrika's King Tut Essay (Printable)
- Professor Charles Grantham's Essay
- Dr. Maulana Karenga's King Tut Statement
- Prof. Manu Ampim's King Tut Essay (with photos)
- Dr. Ahmed Saleh(Egyptologist of SCA): "My Battles Against Zahi Hawass"
- Dr. Ahmed Saleh's The False Image of King Tut Essay
- Black Roots of King Tut by Legrand Clegg, Esq.
- Legrand Clegg's War of Liberation: Origins of Tut's 18th Dynasty
- Bro. Tony Browder's Commentary on King Tut (see Day 3, July 23)