Descendants of African slaves in US visit Angola

It was a winding road that brought the Tucker family from the United States to…

Adjaye Set to Create Memorial to West African Slaves in Barbados

With Barbados severing its ties with Britain and establishing itself as an independent republic, the…

The story of Miss LaLa, a 19th-century circus star who could lift three men simultaneously

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR  Historians say that in the 19th Century, women were the highest-paid circus…

Exploring African History in Mexico

Located in the state of Veracruz, Yanga is known today as one of the first…

Archaeologists Discover the World’s Oldest Jewelry in Moroccan Desert

A set of shell beads dated from 142,000 and 150,000 years ago, made from half-inch-long…

Do you know at 16 Maya Angelou became the first Black female streetcar driver in San Francisco?

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR Before becoming a prolific orator, poet, author and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou shattered…

When Jane Johnson jeopardized her freedom for the people who aided her to escape from slavery

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR On July 18, 1855, Colonel John H. Wheeler, who had just been…

The story of the Nigerian freedom fighter who founded the British Black Panthers

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR  When Nigerian playwright and political activist Obi Benue Egbuna came to the…

How 15-year-old Harriet Jacobs resisted the sexual advances of her slaveowner for years and then escaped

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR  She is best known for her autobiography, Incidents in the Life of…

The story of Antonio Emanuele Ne Vunda, the first African ambassador to Europe in history

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR From the late 1300s when the kingdom of Kongo was formed (present-day Angola and the…