Villages in ancient
Africa were more than communities. They were teams. They all pitched
in to take care of the children. They believed in working together
for the common good.
Each village ruled
itself. Some villages were ruled by a chief. Others were ruled by a
small group of elders. But in all villages, people could express
their thoughts and ideas before final decisions were made either by
the chief or by the elders.
Each village had 50
to 500 homes. All the homes looked the same. Even the home of the
chief or the elders looked just like everyone else's home.
possessions, but if they owned something that everyone could use for
the betterment of the whole village, then those possessions were