For long the history of mankind had been tilted to suit the malicious machinations of the white people. The story of Africa was neglected, the origins of Africa were grossly distorted. and that Egypt and modern day Africans descended from the same ancestors, in other words, were the same people. Cheik Anta Diop came and changed these strange perceptions.
Diop was an impressive intellectual. He was extremely exceptional in Egyptology, prehistoric archaelogy and linguistics. On top of that he had two PhDs as a physicist.
Diop was affectionately known as the Pharaoh of Knowledge and the Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD) of Dakar was re-named after him. Diop has been very instrumental through his work in restoring black pride, and disputing long-held thoughts about Africa’s originality.