This is a photograph taken in 1910 showing Tanzanian women caring for their children. At the time the African country was called Tanganyika and was under German colonial rule. The fascinating aspect about this photograph was that the women appeared in their traditional dress. Many times when Europeans invaded African or Asian lands they forced […]Read more "Tanzanian Women With Their Children (1910)"
kenneth Kaunda visited the United States in 1960. There, he met with Martin Luther King. This was an example of diaspora populations reaching out to others across the world. Four years later Kaunda would become president of a free Zambia. Both King and Kaunda were fighting for the liberation of oppressed people of African descent […]Read more "Martin Luther King Meets Kenneth Kaunda (1960)"
While many men are remembered in the freedom struggle against white domination and racism , women were often left out of the historical narrative. Winnie Mandela kept up the struggle against the Apartheid regime, while her husband was imprisoned. Rosa Parks was a major figure in the US Civil Rights Movement against the segregation system. […]Read more "Winnie Mandela Meets Rosa Parks (1990)"
This illustration depicts Queen Nzinga negotiating with the Portuguese governor of Luanda. Joao Corria de Sousa thought that Ndongo and Matamba ( modern day Angola ) could be easily conquered. Queen Nzinga would not allow or tolerate Portuguese aggression. Before she became Queen she was involved in peace negotiations attempting to solve the Portuguese problem by […]Read more "Queen Nzinga Negotiating With Joao Corria de Sousa (1622)"
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)"
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)"