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Antera Duke: The Nigerian Slave Trader Whose Diary Helped Exposed the Relationships Between African Elites and Slave Merchants

Antera Duke was an 18th century slave dealer and Efik chief from Calabar whose diary helped unveil the relationships between African Elites amd English slave traders.

Antonianism: The Catholic Movement That Portrayed Jesus as a Black Man

The Antonianism Christian movement taught that Jesus and other early Christian figures were from the Kongo Empire and that heaven is for Africans alone.

Fighting Slavery With Suicide: The Fascinating Story of the Kru People of Liberia

The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia. During the Slave trade era, they were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture

Rwanda Remembers Victims of 1994 Genocide

Today, 7th April, 2022, marks 28 years since the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda in which over 800,000 people were killed in 100 days of inhumane slaughter.

Priscilla Nzimiro: the Tragic Story of the First Igbo Female Medical Doctor

Ada Priscilla Nzimiro was a trained medical doctor from Imo State who earned her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) from the University of Glasgow in 1950

King Bayano: the Yoruba King Who Escaped Slavery and Led the Biggest Slave Revolts of 16th Century Panama

Bayano was an African enslaved by Spaniards who led the biggest slave revolts of 16th century Panama.

King Mutara III Rudahigwa: The Giant Christain King of Rwanda

King Mwami Mutara III Rudahigwa was a six foot nine Tutsi who became king in 1931 and ruled the Kingdom of Rwanda for 28 years. He was the first Rwandan king to be baptised, and to convert to Roman Catholicism.

Chief Amodu Tijani: This Yoruba Chief Took Britain to Court in 1921 for Stealing His Land and Won a Huge Compensation

Chief Amodu Tijani Oluwa, also known as simply Amodu Tijani, was a Nigerian traditional chief who cane to prominence in the high colonial period, when he took the British colonial government to court in 1921 for appropriating his land in Apapa.

Issac Woodard: the African-American Veteran Who Was Attacked and Blinded by Police Officers in 1946

Isaac Woodard Jr. was a decorated World War II veteran who was brutally beaten and blinded while still on uniform on February 12, 1946, just hours after he was honorably discharged from the United States Army.

South Sudan Kingdom Restored 117 Years After British Soldiers Killed Its Last Monarch

King Gbudue was a royal Azande leader and arguably the most prominent person in the recent history of the Azande people.
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South Carolina Negro Act of 1740: The Code that Prohibited Enslaved Africans from Learning to Read

Passed by the South Carolina Assembly on the 10th of May, 1740, the Negro Act was a comprehensive set...
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