An educator and a journalist, Drusilla Dunjee Houston, born on June 20, , in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, was the daughter of Rev. John William Dunjee. Drusilla Dunjee Houston was a multi-talented black American woman writer of the 19th and early 20th century. While her only known published. Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire – Drusilla Dunjee Houston. Price: $ Front cover: Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire.

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Nevertheless, the Cushites were the earliest known Black African civilization. Selected Writings – Runjee.

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Drusilla was sent to finishing school in the Duneje and studied classical piano at the Northwestern Conservatory of Music in Minnesota. The couple settled in McAlester, in Indian Territory. The writing is vigorous and popularized, which also makes it a difficult sell for historians. Ivan Van Sertima, Dr. She was also an elegist, writing The Maddened Moban epic poem depicting the horrors of lynching.


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Houston was the daughter of Rev. Association of Black Women Historians. The other survivors included Roscoe, Irving, Blanche, and Ella.

Contact Us Press Room. All prices are in USD. Her parents were Rev. Her father had died incausing her mother and younger siblings to struggle financially; her younger brother, Roscoe Dunjeetook on a houstpn part of supporting them. She was a skilled journalist, Racial Uplift matriarch, and community builder in early Oklahoma Brooks-Bertramxlii.

Sign in or Create an account. Books I was only the beginning. Buy in bulk and save. Africa had several advanced civilizations in antiquity which flourished at the same time as the better known European and Asian ones.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. She soon opened McAlester Seminary for Girls, which she operated for twelve years.

Irving Dunjee left Oklahoma for Chicago and New York City, where he worked in journalism, becoming managing editor of the Chicago Enterprise and editor of Dnujee Negro Championrespectively in those two cities. Wonderful Ethiopians was written to correct distortions in the historical record of ancient African people and their descendants worldwide.

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Retrieved 4 February Origin of Civilization from the Cushites connected the adherents of the Garvey movement and the Harlem Literary Renaissance.

With this work, Houston is remembered as the earliest known and possibly the only African American woman to write a multi-volume study of ancient Africa where she boldly proclaimed inan African origin of civilization and culture during one of the most turbulent periods for black Americans in American history. Inat twenty-two, Houston eloped and married Price Houston.


On February 11,Houston died in Arizona after many years of illness from tuberculosis. The Ruins of Empires – C.

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She was also a longtime active member of the Federated Colored Women’s Clubs and worked hard to support African American youth programs. How can leadership point the forward way that is utterly ignorant of the past? Written over a twenty-five-year period, the book was published in and reprinted in Hilliard, III, and an index.

Houston had joined him in writing for the newspaper even before she returned to the city, serving as a contributing editor and columnist. Reaching its peak between and B. Like drueilla mother, Drusilla suffered for years from tuberculosis.