This map was printed in Cosmographia produced by Sebastian Munster. This map was special due to the fact it was the first map made in Europe that depicted the whole of Africa. There was European contact with Africa in the ancient and classical period that was between Romans and Greeks with Egyptian civilization. Munster’s Cosmographia […]Read more "Sebastian Munster Map of Africa (1554)"
When Malcolm X made his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964, his worldview changed. When he saw different ethnic groups around the world who were Muslims coming to worship he had to question the teachings of the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X traveled to many African countries and made made his way to the Kingdom of […]Read more "Malcolm X Meets King Faisal Al-Saud (1964 )"
President Obama was the first US leader to visit Ethiopia. The US had developed close relations with the country during the Kennedy administration. When the Derg deposed the Halie Selassie monarchy a Marxist government was established in 1974. Relations with the US deteriorated during that period. The Marxist rule came to an end in 1991 […]Read more "President Obama Visits Prime Minister Desalegn Hailemariam of Ethiopia (2015)"
Muhammad Ali made a visit to Egypt when the Arab Boxing Federation invited him to the country. This was more than just simple visit, but reaching out to other Muslims and African peoples. President Gamal Abdel Nasser was a major anti-colonial pan-Africanist and pan-arab nationalist. He was one of the founders of the Non-aligned Movement […]Read more "Muhammad Ali Meets Gamal Abdel Nasser (1964)"
James Baldwin appears on the BBC program Bookshelf . Here he explains his writing ,influences, and the the state of race relations in America. Baldwin states in the interview “if I’m a novelist with a message it is only one….. the effort people have to make to deal with others as human beings.” African Americans have […]Read more "James Baldwin BBC Bookshelf Program Interview (1963)"
Angela Davis an activist, author, educator, and a leader of the Communist Party USA was a guest of East Germany in 1972. She was also collaborating with the Black Panther Party for the sake of African American freedom struggle. Davis was a supporter of the Eastern block nations. She came to East Germany getting a […]Read more "Angela Davis Meets Erich Honecker (1972)"