How Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut And Her People Transformed Egyptian Agriculture By Sailing Dangerous Seas For Plant Exploration 

How Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut And Her People Transformed Egyptian Agriculture By Sailing Dangerous Seas For Plant Exploration 

Empires and nations have been venturing out into the unknown in pursuit of new agricultural species and animals since the dawn of civilization. According to the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), the hunt for novel plant species was superseded by the cultivation of food and the breeding of animals once agriculture became widespread. Fruit … Read more

How Africa’s Indigenous Spiritual Practices Gave Birth To The Major Religions Around The World

How Africa’s Indigenous Spiritual Practices Gave Birth To The Major Religions Around The World

Without a shadow of a doubt, the term “Western Religions” is a gross misnomer. The racial undertones are spot-on. Both “Western Religions” and “Greek Philosophy” have indigenous African roots, and the current indigenous African population and their descendants in the Caribean, the Americas, Europe, and elsewhere are the inheritors of these roots. Many of today’s … Read more

Story Of Sierra Leonean Man Who Led The Amistad Slave Revolt And Won His Freedom In A U.S. Court In 1841

Sengbe Pieh was an African slave on the Spanish slave ship La Amistad who staged a revolt. The ship was eventually seized by the US Revenue Cutter Service. Pieh and the other slaves who participated in the insurrection were later tried for the deaths of two ship officers. The United States v. The Amistad was … Read more

How Enslaved Africans Revolted On A Slave Ship, Captured It, Freed Themselves, And Returned To Africa – Little George Ship Revolt

How Enslaved Africans Revolted On A Slave Ship, Captured It, Freed Themselves, And Returned To Africa - The Little George Ship Revolt

In June 1730, the British ship Little George was the site of the Little George Ship Revolt. The little-known insurrection was one of the most effective captive African uprisings on the high seas in history. Five days after the Little George sailed from the coast of Guinea to carry kidnapped Africans to the British North … Read more

The Malê Rebellion By Enslaved Yoruba & Hausa In 1835 Led To The End Of Slavery In Brazil

The Malê Rebellion By Enslaved Yoruba & Hausa In 1835 Led To The End Of Slavery In Brazil

The Malê Rebellion in Brazil, also known as The Great Revolt, took place in January 1835 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Enslaved African Muslims and free men rose up against the government on a Sunday during Ramadan. The insurrection was organized by Yoruba and Hausa Muslims, but non-Muslims from various backgrounds also took part. The insurrection … Read more

Mirambo, The Feared African Warlord Of The 19th Century Known As The Black Napoleon

Mirambo The Feared African Warlord Of The 19th Century Known As The Black Napoleon

Mirambo, also known as Mytela Kasanda, was a man of many parts. According to historians, in addition to being a traditional king, he was a warrior leader, a state builder, and a modernizer who helped transform regional trade in 19th century Tanzania. Because of his military and political brilliance, he became known as the Black … Read more

For Fighting Colonial Rule, This Sierra Leone Chief Was Exiled To Gold Coast And Blocked From Returning Home – Sherbro Bai Kpana Lewis

For Fighting Colonial Rule, This Sierra Leone Chief Was Exiled To Gold Coast And Blocked From Returning Home

The British had the most African states under their control of any European country. To gain dominance, they attacked various African countries, killing their rulers and weakening their forces. Despite the existence of a few smaller kingdoms that simply surrendered to the British Empire, other African powers fought back. Strong and fearless kings or chiefs … Read more