History

Slave Breeding in the US: How Enslaved Africans were Bred Like Livestock in the 19th Century

Slave breeding was a practice that occurred in the antebellum United States, in which slave owners would breed enslaved Africans for the purpose of increasing their economic value as property

Gustav Badin, the Enslaved African Who Was Gifted to the Queen of Sweden in the 18th Century

Gustav Badin was an enslaved African child who was gifted to Louisa Ulrika, the Queen of Sweden, in the 18th century.

Margaret Garner, the Runaway Slave Who Killed Her Own Daughter Rather Than Return Her to Slavery

Margaret Garner was a runaway slave who gained national attention in 1856 when she killed her own daughter rather than return her to slavery.

Chief Mkwawa: the Tanzanian Chief Who Led a Fierce Rebellion Against German Colonial Forces in the Late 19th Century

Chief Mkwawa was a warrior and leader of the Hehe people, a tribe located in present-day Tanzania. He is known for his resistance against German colonial rule in the late 19th century.

Betsy Heard, the Mixed Race Woman Who Dominated the West African Slave Trade in the 18th Century

Betsy Heard was a powerful female slave trader who rose to prominence in 18th century West Africa. Operating out of the Bereira river, she oversaw the transportation of thousands of enslaved Africans to the Americas.

Amanirenas: The One-eyed African Queen Who Defended Her Kingdom Against the Roman Empire

Queen Amanirenas was a queen of the Kingdom of Kush, an ancient civilization located in what is now Sudan, during the 1st century BCE. She is known for leading her kingdom in a successful resistance against the Roman Empire during the reign of Caesar Augustus.

The Colfax Massacre: Remembering the 1873 Massacre of African Americans in Louisiana by White Supremacists

The Colfax massacre was a violent event that took place on April 13, 1873, in Colfax, Louisiana, in which a white mob killed an estimated 150 - 300 African Americans.

The Tragic Case of George Stinney Jr: The Youngest Person Executed in the United States in the 20th Century

George Stinney Jr. was a 14-year-old African American boy who was wrongfully convicted of the murder of two white girls in Alcolu, South Carolina in 1944.

The Rubber Genocide: How the Quest for Wealth by Belgian King Leopold II Led to Mass Murder in Congo

Leopold II, the King of Belgium from 1865 to 1909, is infamous for his brutal rule and exploitation of the Congo Free State, a vast territory in central Africa

The Aba Women’s Riot of 1929: A Story of Bravery and Resistance Against British Oppression

The Aba Women's Protests were a series of protests led by a group of women who were fed up with the harsh treatment and unnecessary taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.
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Seriki Williams Abass: The Former Slave Who Later Became A Renowned Slave Merchant in Yorubalamd

Seriki Williams Abass was a renowned slave merchant during the 19th century and a former paramount ruler of Badagry.
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