Songhai Empire (1375-1591)

Songhai was a West African empire that emerged from the empire of Mali. There was a political entity that existed as early as the 7th century that was located near the northward area of the Niger River. The Songahi people began to revolt against the Malian Empire in 1335. They began to amass a large […]

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Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph set records in the 100 and 200 meter dash. She competed in both the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. Wilma Rudolf became an international sensation with her performance in the 1960 Rome Olympics. She was an African American icon and inspired many young athletes. This was critical especially during the Civil Rights Movement in […]

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Rare Qaddafi interview from 1969

This is an interview of Muammar Qaddafi from 1969. The twenty seven year old coronal had come to power in a bloodless coup against King Idris. The British backed monarch was used as a buttress against Nasser’s Egypt. At first Gamal Nasser was fearful of the developments in Libya out of possibility it could threaten […]

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Geography

Geography by definition is the science that examines relationships between people and various lands or environment . The world is vast place of different physical structures and diverse people. Its importance to history is significant. It explains why certain nations are in conflict and developed a particular type of economy. Crops or mineral resources appear […]

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W.E.B Dubois in His Own Words

These are recordings of the activist and scholar W.E.B Dubois (1868-1963). Originally recorded in 1961, Dubois discusses the state of African Americans and the wider diaspora. At the time become a citizen of Ghana after being exiled from the United States.The Cold War targeted many civil rights advocates  and leftists. Conservatism and oppression combined with […]

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