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Meet Saint Bakhita, The Sudanese Slave Who was made a Catholic Saint in 1992

Meet Saint Bakhita, The Sudanese Slave Who was made a Catholic Saint in 1992 Saint Josephine Bakhita was born around 1869 in Darfur, Sudan. She was captured by slave-traders at the age of nine, forcibly converted to Islam and sold...

U.S. Museum finally Returns Stolen Gold Coffin of Ancient Egyptian Priest Worth $4m

An ancient golden coffin worth $4 million, which is believed to have been looted from Egypt and sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) in New York City, has been returned to its home in a ceremony...

Lord Lugard And His Impression Of Nigerians And Africans In General

Writing in the book, DUAL MANDATE, on Page 70, some 12years after the amalgamation of Nigeria (1926), this was what Lugard wrote about Nigerians And Africans In General: Page 70 of The Dual Mandate by F. D. Lugard 1926 "In character...

Osun-Osogbo Festival: In Nigeria, Thousands Celebrate Osun, Goddess of Fertility

The Osun Osogbo festival, a traditional celebration that is thought to be 600 years old, is under way in Nigeria's south-western Osun state. The two-week festival is considered to be the biggest annual traditional religious event of the Yoruba people. Every...

The World’s First Illustrated Christian Bible is in Ethiopia, and It Is 800 years Older than the King James Version

The World’s First Illustrated Christian Bible is in Ethiopia, and It Is 800 years Older than the King James Version, and was handwritten in a day. The book, which is kept securely in a bright-blue circular hut at the...

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...

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...
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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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