Black people in history

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Today in 2008, South African musician and activist, Miriam Makeba, died aged 76

On 09 November 2008, singer, songwriter, actress, and activist, Zenzile Miriam Makeba, died of a heart attack during...

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Today in 1996, Nigerian lawyer and statesman, Jaja Wachuku died aged 78.

On 7 November 1996, Nigerian lawyer, statesman, politician, diplomat and humanitarian, Jaja Wachuku, died at the age of...

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Nat Turner and the Southampton insurrection of 1831.

On 5 November 1831 ,Nat Turner was tried, convicted and sentenced to death. Nat Turner was tried for...

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Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I after his coronation in 1930.

Upon the death of the Ethiopian Empress Zawditu, Haile Selassie I was crowned Emperor of Ethiopia at Saint...

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Benin Kingdom in the 15th century

Some of the Oba of Benin who wanted the Portuguese ammunitions but not their baptism were refused access...

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Remembering Booker T. Washington

September 30, 1896, Booker T. Washington addressed an audience at the Institute of Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn,...

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From BLACKWASH Archives

Fifty-two years ago, (October 16, 1968), two African-American athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos each raised a black-gloved fist...

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ADUNNI OLUWOLE: THE FEARLESS YORUBA WOMAN WHO WARNED NIGERIA AGAINST INDEPENDENCE

Adunni Oluwole was a Unitarist, and anti-independence activist. Adunni, a small, almost fragile woman, was one of Nigeria’s...

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The Biafran Tragedy: No Victor, All Vanquished By Akin Osuntokun

Fifty years ago in January 1970, the victorious commander of the conquering Nigerian Army, Major General Yakubu Gowon,...

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Solagberu of Okesuna, Afonja and Alimi

Solagberu was the first Yoruba Muslim convert. He was a very good friend of Afonja and played a...