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Africa’s Great Civilizations

Henry Louis Gates explores the untold story of how Africa helped shape our modern world. Premiering tonight on PBS.



Women You Should Know: Former President of the UN General Assembly - Angie Elisabeth Brooks

Angie Elizabeth Brooks-Randolph, a Liberian diplomat who was the first African woman to be president of the United Nations General Assembly.

Brooks attended university in the United States where she studied law and earned doctorates of law studies from Shaw University and Howard University in Washington, D.C. 195 more words


The Remains of Great Zimbabwe

Some time around 2000, one of us took a college class about the history of southern Africa. It was eye-opening in many ways, including for being a first introduction — at age 19 — to Great Zimbabwe, an imposing ruin in present-day Zimbabwe. 378 more words

High School

Ep7. A conversation with Dr. Michelle Moyd on colonial East African soldiers

In this week’s episode, we chat with Dr. Michelle Moyd, Associate Professor of History at Indiana University. Dr. Moyd studies the history of soldiering and warfare in East Africa. 105 more words


Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi

“When someone does wrong… it is like a fisherman casting a net into water. He keeps only the one or two fish that he needs to feed himself and puts the rest in the water, thinking that their lives will go back to normal.

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Book Review

A living book?

It’s not often that historians get a chance to revisit their published work. Only the most successful books merit a second edition and a chance to revise and expand the original scholarship.  158 more words

African History

African history greats: Leopold Sedar Senghor

In our series on great African historical figures, history professor Eric Lamoureux talks to Gwen Schulman about the life and significance of Leopold Sedar Senghor who became Senegal’s first president. 15 more words