The Forgotten Story of George Bridgetower, the Black Violinist Who Inspired Beethoven
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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
Abushiri, the East African Slave Trader Who Was Hanged for Fighting Against German Colonialism
Abushiri, was a wealthy merchant and slave-owning plantation owner who is known for Revolting against the German East Africa Company in present-day Tanzania.
Arthur William Hodge, the Cruel Slave Owner Who Was Hanged for Murdering His Slave Over a Mango
Arthur William Hodge was a plantation farmer and notoriously cruel slave owner in the British Virgin Islands, who was hanged in 1811 for the murder of one of his slaves. He was the first and only British slave owner to...
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
Thomas-Alexandre Dumas: the First Black General in the French Army
Thomas-Alexandre Dumas is the first ever black man to lead a European army. He was the first person of color in the French military to become brigadier general, the first to become divisional general, and the first to become general-in-chief of a French army.
Ogbidi Okojie, the Nigerian King Who Was Exiled in 1901 for Opposing British Rule
Ogbidi Okojie, king of Uromi was a ruler of the Esan people in what is now present day Edo State in Nigeria, he is well known all over Esan land for his opposition to British rule.
Ana Joaquina Dos Santos: Meet the Most Successful Slave Trader in Angola in the 1830s
Ana Joaquina dos Santos y Silva also referred to as Dona Ana Mulata was a rich entrepreneur who was very active in the transatlantic slave trade business. She is perhaps the biggest slave trader in Angola in the 1830's.
This Spiritual Leader Was Hanged and Decapitated by the British in 1898 for Opposing Colonial Rule in Zimbabwe
In 1898, Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana, or Mbuya Nehanda as she was known, was a powerful spirit medium, and heroine of the First Chimurenga, the revolt against the British South Africa Company in Matabeleland.
On This Day: Rhode Island Enacted Its 1st Law Declaring Slavery Illegal
Slavery in the United States wasn’t abolished at the federal level until after the Civil War, but on this day in history, May 18, 1652, the first anti-slavery statute in the U.S. colonies was passed in what’s now the state of Rhode Island.
The Role of the US Government in the Forced Sterilization of Black Women
The decades between 1907 and 1963 was a stretch of existential horror in the United States for people who were considered poor. Their existence was perceived as a kind of pollution, and the best way to ensure their weak seeds don’t germinate into mistakes like them was to sterilize them clean of their ability to reproduce.
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Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa, 2023
According to the latest World Happiness Index, the top five countries in Africa with the highest levels of happiness are Mauritius, Algeria, South Africa, Republic of Congo, and Guinea.