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Madagascar the Mysterious Island

Madagascar is one of the world’s largest islands and a republic off the coast of Mozambique . This African island is a place of mystery to some observers, but examining its history reveals a tale of transformation, societal change, and migration. 3,036 more words


The Writer in a Neo‐colonial State

Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Ngugi’s (below) essay “The Writer in a Neo-colonial State”, first published in 1986 in a publication called “The Black Scholar”, and subsequently as part of the 1993 book “Moving the Centre”, helps this project of ours considerably. 6,088 more words

1956: THE WORLD IN REVOLT by Simon Hall

(Montgomery, Alabama bus segregation, 1956)

During my forty two year teaching career my students repeatedly complained when I used the term “watershed date” in class.  There are certain dates in history that deserve that characterization, i.e.; 1648 the dividing line between the Medieval and the modern, 1789 the year of revolution and of course 1989 the collapse of the Soviet Union, among many others.  960 more words

Middle Eastern History

Haile Selassie's Second State Visit to the United States, October 1963

This is an educational and promotional film documenting Emperor Haile Selassie’s second visit to the United States. The US was attempting to promote friendly relations with African nations under the Kennedy administration. 180 more words

20th Century

American exodus, viewed from Africa

In Cotton and Race across the AtlanticI wrote about several attempts to transplant African Americans to Africa. The idea of emigration is an old one, dating a century beyond the well-known antics of Marcus Garvey and his “back to Africa” movement. 296 more words

W.E.B Dubois and Kwame Nkrumah

The picture shows W.E.B Dubois and Kwame Nkrumah  discussing matters of Pan-Africanism  and international affairs.What is often ignored is Dubois’ involvement in anti-colonial politics and the international Pan-African movement. 165 more words

20th Century