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Ayuba Suleiman: on His Way to Sell His Slaves, This African Royal Was Abducted and Sold Into Slavery in 1730

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, also known as Job Ben Solomon, was a prominent Fulani Muslim prince from West Africa who was kidnapped by the Mandinkas and shipped to the Americas during the Atlantic slave trade.

Charles Sumner, the US Senator Who Was Almost Killed for Speaking Against Slavery

The Beating of Charles Sumner, occurred on May 22, 1856, in the United States Senate chamber, when Preston Brooks, used a walking cane to attack Senator Charles Sumner.

Lost 4,500-year-old Temple Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have found one of the four lost sun temples built by the pharaohs while they were still alive in an attempt to turn themselves into living gods.

Giuseppe Ferlini, the Treasure Hunter Who Demolished and Robbed the Pyramids of Meroë

Giuseppe Ferlini was an Italian combat medic turned explorer and treasure hunter, well known for having raided and desecrated several pyramids of Meroë.

Oba Ovonramwen: How Britain Deposed and Exiled the Last Independent King of Benin Kingdom

Ovonramwen was a West African ruler who was the last independent king of the kingdom of Benin in present-day Nigeria.

Phillis Wheatley: the First Black Woman to Publish a Book

After being snatched from her parents home in West Africa and sold into slavery in Boston, Phillis Wheatley became the first African American to publish a book of poetry in 1773.

Tippu Tip: East Africa’s Most Powerful and Richest Slave Trader in the 18th Century

Tippu Tip was an Arab–Zanzibari slave trader who sold tens of thousands of people into bondage in the Arabian peninsula and beyond.

James Derham, the first African American to Practice Medicine in the United States

Dr. James Durham has been widely acknowledged as the first recognized African American to practice medicine in the United States.

Ota Benga: the Sad Tale of the Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo

Ota Benga's family was killed, he was taken as a slave, and he lived in the Bronx Zoo's monkey house as a human exhibit.

The First Military Coup in Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

The first ever military coup in Africa occurred in Egypt on 23 July 1952 with the toppling of King Farouk in a coup d'etat by the Free officers Movement.
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