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.
The Inspiring Life and Legacy of Madam C.J. Walker, the First African American Millionaire
Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, was the first self-made African American millionaire in the United States. She was a pioneering entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist.
The Maji Maji Rebellion: How African Rebels Held Their Own Against Germans Colonialists for Two Years
The Maji Maji Rebellion was a large-scale uprising that took place in the German East African colony (present-day Tanzania) between 1905 and 1907.
Cathay Williams: The Trailblazing Woman Who Disguised Herself as a Man to Serve in the US Army
Cathay Williams was an African American woman who is notable for being the first known female African American to enlist and serve in the United States Army.
How Enslaved Black Women Resisted Slave Breeding By Using Cotton Roots as Contraceptives
Slave breeding was a slave multiplication agenda. It was implemented by slave owners through a forced sexual relation between the male and female slaves and between masters and their female slaves.
The Forgotten Story of George Bridgetower, the Black Violinist Who Inspired Beethoven
Bridgetower was a biracial Afro-European musician who started playing the violin at the young age of 10. He is well known for inspiring Beethoven's
The Virginia Killing Act of 1669: the Law That Made It Legal to Kill a Slave
The Virginia casual killing act of 1669 declared that, should a slave be killed as a result of extreme punishment, the master should not face charges for the murder.
Bai Bureh, the Sierra Leonean Ruler Who Led an Uprising Against the British in 1898
Hut tax war of 1898: Bai Bureh was a Sierra Leonean ruler, military strategist, and Muslim cleric, who led an uprising against British rule in 1898
Tulsa Race Massacre: A White Mob Destroyed America’s Wealthiest Black Neighborhood On This Day In 1921
Tulsa race massacre of 1921, also called Tulsa race riot of 1921, is one of the most severe incidents of racial violence in United State's history.
Badu Bonsu II: This Ghanaian King Was Hanged and Beheaded in 1838 for Rebelling Against the Dutch
Badu Bonsu II was a Ghanaian king and the leader of the Ahanta tribe on the coast of what is now Ghana who was executed in 1838 by the Dutch, who, at the time, were in control of the Dutch Gold Coast.
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Queen Nanny of the Maroons: The Heroine of Jamaica’s Resistance Against Colonialism
Queen Nanny of the Maroons is a legendary figure in Jamaican history, known for her leadership of the Maroon community in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.