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Chief Mkwawa: the Tanzanian Chief Who Led a Fierce Rebellion Against German Colonial Forces in the Late 19th Century

Chief Mkwawa was a warrior and leader of the Hehe people, a tribe located in present-day Tanzania. He is known for his resistance against German colonial rule in the late 19th century.

The Aba Women’s Riot of 1929: A Story of Bravery and Resistance Against British Oppression

The Aba Women's Protests were a series of protests led by a group of women who were fed up with the harsh treatment and unnecessary taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.

The Stono Rebellion: How Enslaved Africans Led the Largest Slave Rebellion in South Carolina in 1739

The Stono Rebellion was an uprising of enslaved Africans who were likely from the Central African Kingdom of Kongo that took place in the colony of South Carolina in September 1739

La Mulâtresse Solitude: the Pregnant Heroine Who Fought Against the Reintroduction of Slavery in Guadeloupe in 1802

La Mulâtresse Solitude was a former slave and one of the heroine of Guadeloupe who rebelled against the re-establishment of slavery in Guadeloupe while she was pregnant.

The Christmas Rebellion of 1831: The Story of the Great Jamaican Slave Revolt

The Christmas Rebellion, also known as the Baptist War, was a slave revolt that took place in Jamaica in 1831. It is one of the largest and most significant slave revolts in history

Samuel Sharpe: The Enslaved Preacher Who Sparked a Rebellion on Christmas Day in Jamaica in 1831

Samuel Sharpe was an enslaved Jamaican who is remembered for leading a rebellion against British colonial rule on Christmas Day in 1831.

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.

Operation Anvil: the British Military Operation That Imprisoned and Tortured Kenyans During the Mau Mau Uprising

Operation Anvil was a British military operation during the Mau Mau Uprising where British troops rounded up over 20,000 suspected Mau Mau rebels.

Kinjikitile Ngwale, the Tanzanian Spiritual Leader Who Was Hanged for Leading a Rebellion Against German Colonial Rule

Kinjikitile Ngwale was a Tanzanian spiritual leader that led an armed rebellion of Islamic and animist Africans against German colonial rule in German East Africa in 1905

Nat Turner, the Preacher Who Led a Slave Rebellion in Virginia in 1831

Nat Turner was an enslaved African-American preacher who led a rebellion of enslaved and free Black people in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
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History of Human Zoos: How ‘Exotic Africans’ Were Displayed in Zoos in the West

During this time, people from various non-European cultures were brought to Europe and the United States and displayed in zoos as examples of "exotic" and "primitive" peoples.