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Algeria Buries Skulls Of Resistance Fighters Beheaded by French Forces During the 1800’s

The skulls of 24 Algerian anti-colonial soldiers, beheaded by French forces during colonial France's conquest of the North African country that had been lying in storage in a Paris museum, were formally buried on Sunday. The skulls were received from...

Joseph Cinque, a Captured Slave, Led the Amistad Slave Revolt on this day in 1839

Joseph Cinque (Sengbe Pieh) was a Sierra Leonean slave who led an uprising on the Spanish slave ship, La Amistad. Later Pieh and the other slaves involved in the revolt were put on trial for the death of two...

Chief Kivoi: Meet the Chief Who Guided the First Missionaries into Kenya

Kivoi Mwendwa famously known as 'Chief Kivoi', born in the 1780s, was a Kamba long Distance trader who lived in the present day Kitui. He is best known for guiding the first First Missionaries into the interior of the...

Dahomey Amazons: The Story Of the Most Feared Women in History

From the 18th century to late 19th century, there existed a formidable army of all-female warriors in Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin. They were called "The Mino", which translates to "our mothers", while European observers called them...

Robert Milligan: Statue of 18th Century Slave Trader Removed from Outside London Museum

A statue of 18th-century slave trader Robert Milligan has been removed from outside a museum in the British capital after Labour councils pledged to begin reviewing such monuments in their areas amid anti-racism protests across the country triggered by...

King Leopold II: Belgian City Removes Statue of King Who Murdered Millions of Congolese

A statue of a Belgian colonial king, under whose reign millions of people were murdered in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been removed from the city of Antwerp following Black Lives Matter protests. Anti-racist demonstrators had...

The Largest Collection of Ancient Footprints in Africa Has Been Discovered in Tanzania

Hundreds of fossilized human footprints made between 5,760 and 19,100 years ago have been discovered in Tanzania. This represents the largest collection of fossilized footprints found in Africa to date. The footprints are located at the Engare Sero site, just...

Meet Adeniran I, Paramount Chief of Yoruba Descendants in Indiana: The Man Who Practised Law Until he was 106

John Morton-Finney was an American civil rights activist, lawyer, and educator with Nigerian roots who earned eleven academic degrees, including five law degrees. Born to a former slave father and a free mother - whose ancestors were transported from the...

Britain’s Shameful Role in the Biafran War that Led to the Death of Millions

Weapons and ammunition poured in quietly as Whitehall and the Harold Wilson government lied and denied it all. Much enlarged, with fresh weapons and secret advisory teams, the Nigerian army inched across Biafra as the defenders tried to fight...

How Enslaved Africans Beating Each Other Senseless Served as a Great Source of Income for their White Masters

While female slaves in the U.S. could be made to sing and dance at their masters whim, male slaves also had the difficult task of fighting for the masters in what was a great source of entertainment and income...
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Autherine Lucy: The Black Woman Whose Admission to the University of Alabama Sparked a Riot in 1956

Autherine Juanita Lucy was an American activist whose admission to the University of Alabama sparked a riot, leading to...
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