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Julie Hayden: The 17-Year-Old Black American Girl Who Was Murdered for Educating Black Children in 1874

Julie Hayden was a 17-year-old Black school teacher who was murdered in 1874 for teaching Black children in Hartsville, Tennessee, by members of the White Man’s League.

Abebe Bikila: the Ethiopian Gold Medalist Who Ran Barefoot at the 1960 Rome Olympics

Shambel Abebe Bikila was the first Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist, winning his and Africa's first gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome while running barefoot.

Juan Latino: The Professor of Ethiopian Descent Who Taught at the University of Granada in the 16th Century

Juan Latino was an Ethiopian-born professor who taught at the University of Granada in the sixteenth century. He is widely regarded as a trailblazer, having been the first African to attend a European university.

Prudence Crandall: The Educator Imprisoned for Teaching African American Children in 1834

Prudence Crandall was an American schoolteacher and activist who founded the Canterbury Female Boarding School in Canterbury, Connecticut, in 1831, sparking a chain of events that challenged the norms of the day.

Gag Rule: The Rules That Silenced Discussions About Slavery in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1836

The gag rule was a series of rules that forbade the raising, consideration, or discussion of slavery in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1836 to 1844

Mbuya Nehanda: The Heroine Executed for Leading an Uprising Against the British in Zimbabwe in 1898

Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana, or Mbuya Nehanda was a powerful spirit medium, and heroine of the First Chimurenga, the revolt against the British South Africa Company in Matabeleland.

Red Summer: Remembering the Tragic Massacres that Destabilized America’s Black Communities in 1919

The summer of 1919, often referred to as "Red Summer,", was a tumultuous period in American history, marked by a series of racially motivated riots, pogroms, and attacks that targeted Black communities across the United States.

Princess Yennenga: The Horse-Riding Warrior of Burkina Faso

Princess Yennenga was a Legendary horse-riding warrior from the kingdom of Dagomba, who lived over 900 years ago. She is considered to be the mother of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso.

African Countries That Changed Their Names After Independence

African countries that changed their names after independence: Many African nations underwent significant transformations after gaining independence, including changing their names to reflect their new identities.

Charleston Riot of 1919: The Time US Sailors Unleashed Chaos on African Americans

The Charleston riot of 1919 was one of several incidents of civil unrest that began in the American Red Summer, of 1919. The Summer consisted of terrorist attacks on black communities, and white oppression in over three dozen cities and counties in the US.

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Isaac Simmons: The Black Minister Brutally Lynched by a White Mob for His 220-Acre Land in 1945

Reverend Isaac Simmons was a Black preacher and farmer from Amite County, Mississippi, who was murdered by a gang...
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