From Slave to Adopted Godson of the Russian Emperor: The Remarkable Life of Abram Petrovich Gannibal
Abram Petrovich Gannibal was a Russian nobleman and military engineer of African descent who lived in the 18th century.
The Stono Rebellion: How Enslaved Africans Led the Largest Slave Rebellion in South Carolina in 1739
The Stono Rebellion was an uprising of enslaved Africans who were likely from the Central African Kingdom of Kongo that took place in the colony of South Carolina in September 1739
The Christmas Rebellion of 1831: The Story of the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt
The Christmas Rebellion, also known as the Baptist War, was a slave revolt that took place in Jamaica in 1831. It is one of the largest and most significant slave revolts in history
The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the First African American Millionaire
Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was the first self-made African American millionaire in the United States. She was a pioneering entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist.
The Maji Maji Rebellion: How African Rebels Held Their Own Against Germans Colonialists for Two Years
The Maji Maji Rebellion was a large-scale uprising that took place in the German East African colony (present-day Tanzania) between 1905 and 1907.
Society & Culture
The Rise and Fall of Sankore Madrasah, the Ancient Center of Learning in Timbuktu
Sankore Madrasah, also known as the University of Sankore, was an ancient center of learning located in Timbuktu, Mali.
Society & Culture
Ka’el Festival: the Unusual Ethiopian Festival Where Men Compete for the Title of Fattest Man
The Ka'el festival, in Ethiopia, is a plump festival where Ethiopian men from the me'en ethnic group compete to be the fattest in the village
Tignon Laws: the Law That Prohibited Black Women From Wearing Their Natural Hair in Public
The tignon law was a 1786 law in Louisiana that forbade black women from going outdoors without wrapping their natural hair with a Tignon headscarf.
The Forgotten Story of George Bridgetower, the Black Violinist Who Inspired Beethoven
Bridgetower was a biracial Afro-European musician who started playing the violin at the young age of 10. He is well known for inspiring Beethoven's
The Virginia Killing Act of 1669: the Law That Made It Legal to Kill a Slave
The Virginia casual killing act of 1669 declared that, should a slave be killed as a result of extreme punishment, the master should not face charges for the murder.
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King Hintsa: The Xhosa Leader Who Was Betrayed, Killed, and Mutilated by the British
King Hintsa, also known as Hintsa kaKhawuta, was the king of the Xhosa Kingdom from 1804-1835. As a formidable...