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Remembering Bruce Boynton: the Activist Who Was Arrested and Jailed for Ordering Burger at a Whites Only Restaurant

Boynton's simple act of ordering a cheeseburger in a whites-only restaurant sparked a legal battle that led to significant changes in the country's discriminatory practices.

Jonathan Walker: The Abolitionist Who Was Branded with Hot Iron for Helping Runaway Slaves

Jonathan Walker, also known as "The Man with the Branded Hand", was an American abolitionist who was branded on his hand by the United States Government with the markings "S S", for "Slave Stealer" for attempting to help seven...

The Brutal Lynching of Luther Holbert and His Wife by a White Mob in 1904

Luther Holbert born in 1852, was an African American man who was tortured and lynched alongside his wife by a mob in Doddsville, Mississippi on Sunday, February 7, 1904, after being accused of a double murder. Born into slavery in...

King Kabalega: The African King Exiled for Resisting British Colonial Forces in 1899

Omukama Chwa II Kabalega, born on June 18, 1853, was the ruler or Omukama of Bunyoro, also known as Bunyoro-Kitara, a Bantu kingdom in Western Uganda, from 1870 to 1899, and a legendary hero who fought against British colonialism. Kabalega...

Sarah Keys: The Army Veteran Who Was Arrested for Refusing to Give Her Seat to a White Marine in 1952

Sarah keys was an African American Army veteran and major figure in the civil rights movement in the United States who was arrested and jailed for refusing to give her seat to a white marine in 1952. Born in 1928...

How Catholic Missionaries Aided Belgian King Leopold in Committing Atrocities in Congo

Few chapters in colonial history are as harrowing and tragic as the exploitation of the Congo Free State under the rule of King Leopold II of Belgium from 1885 to 1908. While the atrocities, described as one of the...

Matilda McCrear – The Story of the Last Surviving Victim of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the United States

Matilda McCrear is a yoruba woman who is known as the last known living survivor in the United States of the transatlantic slave trade and the ship Clotilda. Born around 1857 in the Yoruba region of present-day southwestern Nigeria, McCrear,...

Zephaniah Kingsley: The British Slave Trader Who Married a 13-Year-Old Enslaved African Girl

Zephaniah Kingsley Jr was a slave trader and planter who was well known for his advocacy for a more lenient and humane treatment of the enslaved and his unconventional relationship with an enslaved girl named Anna Madgigine. Born in Bristol,...

Andrew Zondo: The Freedom Fighter Who Was Executed for Resisting Apartheid in South Africa

Andrew Zondo, was a courageous freedom fighter, whose life was marked by a fierce determination to resist the oppressive apartheid regime that sought to perpetuate racial segregation and discrimination. Born around 1966 or 1967 in KwaMashu, a township near Durban,...

Akwamu Rebellion of 1733: The Earliest and Longest Slave Rebellions in the Americas

The 1733 Akwamu slave insurrection on St. John, which lasted from November 1733 until August 1734, was one of the earliest and longest slave rebellions in the Americas. The insurrection started on 23 November 1733, when 150 Akwamu slaves...
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Remembering Bruce Boynton: the Activist Who Was Arrested and Jailed for Ordering Burger at a Whites Only Restaurant

Boynton's simple act of ordering a cheeseburger in a whites-only restaurant sparked a legal battle that led to significant changes in the country's discriminatory practices.
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