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On This Day in 1834, Britain Officially Outlawed Slavery

Exactly 185 years ago (August 1) today in Britain, an act of Parliament came into force abolishing slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa as well as a small number...

Egypt Opens Two Ancient Pyramids, Unveils New Finds

Egypt on Saturday opened two ancient pyramids south of the capital Cairo and unveiled a collection of newly found sarcophagi, some containing well-preserved mummies. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani told reporters the Bent Pyramid of King Sneferu, the first pharaoh of...

5 Interesting And Sad Facts You Never Knew About Slavery

Did you know that during the dark era, slavers did all they could to justify the practice of slave trade, including creating a dedicated Slave Bible. In the Slave Bible, Passages that could have prompted rebellion were removed, And...

Meet Sarah Rector, the 11-Year-Old Who Became the Richest Black Girl in America in 1913

Sarah Rector was an African American member of the Muscogee Nation, best known for being the "Richest Colored Girl in the world" or the "Millionaire girl a member of the race". Born as the daughter of freedmen in 1902, Sarah...

Africa’s Most Valuable Company ‘Naspers’ has Appointed its First Black and Female CEO

Naspers, the most valuable company in Africa, has appointed a new chief executive for its South African unit and made history in the process. Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, 48, takes on the role and becomes the company’s first female and first black...

King Tut Sculpture Sold at British Auction House for £4.7m Despite Egypt’s Protest

A 3,000-year-old sculpture of Tutankhamun was yesterday auctioned off by UK-based Christie's auction house for nearly $6 million, despite Cairo calling on the UK government to stop the sale. Egypt claimed the relic was illegally taken from the country. UK-based...

No Compensation for African WWII Veterans Who Were Paid Less than White Peers, UK Concludes

Black African veterans who fought for Britain in the second world war and were paid much less than their white counterparts would not be getting compensation from the British government.. UK Defense Minister Tobias Ellwood, in a private letter...

Former Runaway Slave and First African-American Priest, on Path to Becoming First Black American Saint

Pope Francis on Wednesday put Father Augustine Tolton, a former runaway slave and the first African American priest in the United States, on the path to sainthood. The Vatican said Francis approved a decree recognizing Tolton’s “heroic virtues,” an early...

On This Day in 1964: Nelson Mandela was Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

Forty-four years ago, on June 12, 1964, former South African president Nelson Mandela and seven of his comrades were jailed for life after being found guilty of sabotaging and planning a violent revolution against the apartheid government in the...

All-girls Robotics Team From Ghana Wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S.

Ghana presented an all-girls robotics team for the senior division of the World Robofest Championship in the United States and they won the topmost position by beating teams from the United States, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea and dozens of...
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History of Human Zoos: How ‘Exotic Africans’ Were Displayed in Zoos in the West

During this time, people from various non-European cultures were brought to Europe and the United States and displayed in zoos as examples of "exotic" and "primitive" peoples.
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