This ‘Slave Bible’ Was Once Used As a Powerful Mind Control Device to Control the Enslaved African Population in the Caribbean
The Slave Bible was a powerful tool of propaganda, a mind control device, and a peddler of ‘Mis-information' once used by British missionaries to convert slaves to Christianity. Such bibles had all "references to freedom and escape from slavery"...
Drapetomania: Enslaved Africans Fleeing Captivity Was Once Considered a Mental Disorder
Drapetomania was a conjectural mental illness that, in 1851, American physician Samuel A. Cartwright hypothesized as the cause of enslaved Africans fleeing captivity. The concept of Drapetomania was proposed by Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright, an American physician, in the mid-19th...
Prince Alemayehu: The Ethiopian Prince Who Was Kidnapped by British Forces and Taken to Britain in 1868
Prince Alemayehu Simyen Tewodoros, an Ethiopian prince, experienced a heartbreaking abduction from his native land during the 19th century, where he was forcefully taken to Britain by British forces
Balahu: The Ethiopian Towering Giant Executed by Italian Troops in 1936
Balahu was a towering Ethiopian giant who served as the esteemed umbrella bearer and later drum-major to Emperor Haile Selassie. However, his life took a tragic turn when he encountered Italian troops in 1936.
The Tragic Tale of the 1804 Haiti Massacre that Targeted Former Slave Owners and Their Families
The Haiti Massacre occurred in the aftermath of the final victory of the Haitian Revolution in 1804. Deeply scarred by the horrors of slavery, and driven by a desire for retribution, Dessalines and his followers unleashed a wave of violence against former slave owners and their families.
Victoria Montou: The Heroine Who Fought Alongside Jean-Jacques Dessalines During the Haitian Revolution
Victoria Montou also known as Abdaraya Toya was an exceptional woman who played a vital role in the Haitian Revolution. Born in the late 18th century, Montou was enslaved in the kingdom of Dahomey and brought to Saint-Domingue, now known as Haiti, as a slave.
Hiram Rhodes Revels: The First African-American to Serve in the United States Senate
Hiram Rhodes Revels, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1827, was a minister, educator, and politician who made history as the first African-American to serve in the United States Senate.
José Lopez da Moura: The Wealthiest Luso-African Slave Trader in 18th Century Sierra Leone
José Lopez da Moura was a notable figure in the 18th century Luso-African slave trade who operated in the region now known as Sierra Leone.
Doctor Caesar: The Enslaved African Who Was Freed in Exchange for Revealing His Poison Antidote in South Carolina in 1750
Caesar was an enslaved African man who made a name for himself as a gifted healer in colonial South Carolina during the mid-18th century. His expertise proved to be particularly valuable when he discovered an antidote for poisons and...
Signares: The Powerful West African Women of the Atlantic Slave Trade
The Signares were a group of powerful African women in the Atlantic slave trade who controlled the export of enslaved Africans from West Africa to the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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The Shilluk People’s Creation Narrative: How the Different Races on Earth Were Created
According to the Shilluk people of south sudan, the creator Juok played a central role in fashioning humanity from clay, assigning different complexions to the various races based on the colors of the clay he used.
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