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AFRICAN DIASPORA HISTORY

The forgotten assassination of MLK’s mother Alberta King in 1974

The murder of Martin Luther King, who was seen as America’s last hope for racial harmony, is highly remembered as one of the most...

Queen Manthatisi, led men to protect the Tlokwa people in the...

The name Queen Manthatisi was dreaded in the early 19th Century. She was a warrior who led strong men to ward off enemies...

From slave to Georgetown financier, how Guinea’s Yarrow Mamout gained his...

The Georgetown Library has a portrait of a black man hanging on its walls. Knowing the history of Georgetown as a white elitist community, many...

From slave to slave owner, how Nathaniel Wells rose to become...

Born September 10, 1779, on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean to a wealthy merchant plantation owner called William Wells, Nathaniel Wells...

From slave in Michigan to first black female landowner in the...

A huge number of African-American women were born into slavery and Lisette Denison Forth is one of them. From Michigan, Lisette was born a...

The sad end of Tom Molineaux, the 1700s bare-knuckles slave fighter...

Centuries before Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson or even the greatest Mohammed Ali graced the boxing ring, a black slave called Molineaux and entertained his...

Mary Ellen Pleasant, the 19th-century millionaire who helped slaves escape to...

The Underground Railroad was a large movement in North America, consisting of several individuals who worked together to aid slaves in their escape from...

The first African slaves in North America arrived in Virginia on...

Four hundred years ago today, in 1619, a British ship landed on the shores of Virginia in what was then a British colony. John Rolfe,...

The little-known story behind Marcus Garvey’s fierce fight with WEB DuBois

Marcus Garvey is famed for being Jamaica’s first national hero who advocated for Black nationalism in Jamaica and particularly in the United States. Born on...

Defiant Desmond Tutu led hundreds of protesters to picnic at a...

On this day in 1989, South-African anti-apartheid activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu defied orders from the apartheid government and led hundreds of protesters to picnic...

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