José Antonio Aponte: The African slave who Masterminded Cuba’s Most Ambitious Slave Rebellion in 1812

In 1812, José Antonio Aponte, an African slave in Cuba, played a crucial role in organizing one of the island’s most significant slave rebellions.

Sekuru Kaguvi: The African Leader Who Was Hanged for Leading a Rebellion Against the British in 1897

Sekuru Kaguvi was a prominent leader in the late 19th century in what is now Zimbabwe who was hanged for rebelling against the British during the First Chimurenga war in 1897.

Bai Bureh: The African Leader Exiled for Leading an Uprising Against the British in 1898

Bai Bureh was a Sierra Leonean ruler, military strategist, and Muslim cleric, who led an uprising against British rule in 1898 in Northern Sierra Leone.

The Little George Revolt: How Enslaved Africans Revolted and Commandeered a Slave Ship Back To Africa in 1730

In the early 1730s, Captain George Scott embarked on a dangerous voyage from Newport to Africa's Guinea Coast with the purpose of acquiring slaves. After months on the shores of Guinea, the sloop "Little George" departed with 96 captured Africans

Soweto Uprising: The Children’s Protest that Led to a Massacre in Apartheid South Africa in 1976

On June 16, 1976, thousands of black students took to the streets of Soweto to protest the compulsory use of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in black schools. This peaceful demonstration turned into a tragic and violent event when police responded with brutality

Breffu: The African Woman Who Successfully Led a Slave Revolt in St. John Island in 1733

Breffu was a courageous African woman who defied the chains of oppression and led a triumphant slave revolt on the Caribbean island of St. John in 1733.

The Untold Story of the New York Slave Revolt of 1712

The New York slave revolt of 1712 was a failed attempt by a group of enslaved Africans to overthrow their masters and gain their freedom. The revolt took place in New York City, which was a major center of...

Lothar von Trotha: The German General Who Led the First Genocide of the 20th Century in Namibia

Lothar von Trotha, a German general, is infamously remembered as the architect of the first genocide of the 20th century, which unfolded in Namibia. Serving as the commander of German forces in German South-West Africa (now Namibia) during the early 1900s, von Trotha led a brutal campaign against the indigenous Herero and Nama peoples.

Gabriel’s Rebellion: The Slave Rebellion That Was Betrayed by Two Enslaved Informants

Gabriel's Rebellion was a significant event in American history, representing a courageous attempt by enslaved Africans to secure their freedom in the face of oppressive bondage. However, the rebellion was ultimately thwarted by the actions of two enslaved informants who betrayed Gabriel and his followers.

Sebastián Lemba: The Runaway Slave Who Led a 15-Year Rebellion Against Spanish Colonial Rule in 16th Century Dominican Republic

Sebastián Lemba was a brave and fearless leader who led a rebellion against Spanish colonial rule on the island of Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) during the 1540s.
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The US Government’s Unethical Role in the Sterilization of African American Women During the 20th Century

The abuse of sterilization suffered by black women was completely ignored until 1973 when the case of Relf v. Weinberger greeted the court in Alabama.