Cheikh Anta Diop was a Historian, Egyptologist, Physicist, Author, Politician and Pan Africanist. He was born in Senegal, completed his undergraduate education in Senegal and eventually went to Paris to continue graduate studies. While in Paris Cheikh studied at the Sorbonne. Later Diop was appointed professor of Ancient History at Dakar University in Senegal. Cheikh Anta Diop is well known for his book The African Origins of Civilization.

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Cheikh Anta Diop