Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire

Origin of the Civilization from the Cushites

By Drusilla Dunjee Houston
Edited by Peggy Brooks-Bertram

Subjects: African American Studies, Women's Studies, African Studies
Paperback : 9780972297738, 293 pages, January 2007

Classic history of Ancient Ethiopia, as researched and written by a heralded African American woman activist.


Writer, activist, and indefatigable community leader in the American West, Drusilla Dunjee Houston (1876–1941) offers a remarkable, well-researched study of the origins of African American culture. First published in a very limited edition in 1926, Wonderful Ethiopians of the Cushite Empire features an extraordinarily rare, early study by an African American women of the roots of her people. Focusing on the origins of the matrilineal line in African culture, Houston offers a readable and meticulously researched window on a world long ago.

Peggy Brooks-Bertram is cofounder of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc. at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.