Mr Madu

The Tragic Case of George Stinney Jr: The Youngest Person Executed in the United States in the 20th Century

George Stinney Jr. was a 14-year-old African American boy who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina in 1944.

List of African Presidents Who Have Died in Office, 2024

Throughout Africa's history, there have been several presidents who have died while in office. Some of these deaths have been the result of natural causes, while others have been the result of assassination or other violent means. In this...

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 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.

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.

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

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Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.
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South Carolina Negro Act of 1740: The Code that Prohibited Enslaved Africans from Learning to Read

Passed by the South Carolina Assembly on the 10th of May, 1740, the Negro Act was a comprehensive set...
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