Supposedly given in 1712, the "Willie Lynch Speech" is widely believed to be authentic. Actually, as revealed in this book, it is an amateurish and malicious hoax. Unfortunately, many people taken in by this hoax have spread and championed it. An extreme example of this championing occurred in 1995 at the Million Man March. There, the "Willie Lynch Speech" was dramatically repeated. Marchers and millions around the world who witnessed the March through television and radio were presented with this hoax as fact and history.
In the Death of Willie Lynch Speech, Professor Manu Ampim exposes the myth of Willie Lynch. Ampim does this by documenting the 20th century origin and fraudulent history of the "Willie Lynch Speech" and speculating, correctly, about the author's identity--forcing the admitted hoaxer to confess.
This volume contains the fake "Willie Lynch Speech," correspondence between Ampim and the admitted hoaxer, and the hoaxer's confession.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
MANU AMPIM is an historian and primary researcher specializing in Africana Studies. He has taught at Morgan State University, San Francisco State University, and currently teaches at Contra Costa College and Merritt College. He has lead educational tours to Africa and Central America and has conducted various field research projects in Egypt, Nubia, Sudan, and Ethiopia. Ampim has written pioneering books and essays on Black community development and other topics in Africana Studies.
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