Remembering the Elaine Massacre of 1919: America’s Bloodiest Racial Conflict that Targeted Black Americans
The Elaine massacre, which took place from September 30 to October 2, 1919, at Hoop Spur near Elaine in rural Phillips County, Arkansas, stands as one of the most brutal racial confrontations in American history.
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France had a significant presence in Africa during the colonial period, with colonies scattered all over West, East, Central and Northern Africa.
gnatius Fortuna was born around 1730 in the Dutch colony of Surinam. In 1735, as a young boy, he was taken to Europe by Franz Adam Schiffer, an Essen merchant, who presented him as a gift to the abbess of Essen Abbey, Countess Palatine Francisca Christina of Sulzbach.
John Hawkins: The Father of the English Slave Trade and His Infamous Slave Ship, the Jesus of Lübeck
John Hawkins was an English naval commander and merchant who played a significant role in the early development of English involvement in the transatlantic slave trade during the 16th century.
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Vincent Ogé: The Biracial Rebel Leader Hammered to Death by the French for Leading an Uprising in Haiti
Vincent Ogé was a remarkable figure in the history of Haiti, who played a pivotal role in the struggle for equality and freedom during the turbulent times of the late 18th century. His valiant efforts, though ultimately unsuccessful, laid...
In the aftermath of Guinea's vote for independence, France ignored Guinea's request for diplomatic recognition and launched a deliberate campaign to dismantle and destroy the infrastructure and resources they had developed within the country.
Lothar von Trotha, a German general, is infamously remembered as the architect of the first genocide of the 20th century, which unfolded in Namibia. Serving as the commander of German forces in German South-West Africa (now Namibia) during the early 1900s, von Trotha led a brutal campaign against the indigenous Herero and Nama peoples.
Fearing that black literacy would prove a threat to the slave system, whites in many colonies instituted laws forbidding slaves to learn to read or write and making it a crime for others to teach them.
Lena Baker: The Black Maid Who Was Sentenced to the Electric Chair for Defending Herself Against her Rapist Employer
Lena Baker was an African American maid in Cuthbert, Georgia, USA, who was unfairly convicted of killing her white rapist employer, Ernest Knight. In 1945, she was executed by electrocution, making her the only woman in Georgia's history to have been put to death in this manner.
Giuseppe Ferlini was an Italian combat medic turned explorer and treasure hunter, well known for having raided and desecrated several ancient pyramids of Meroë in Sudan.
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.