100 Amazing Facts About the Negro Did African-American Slaves Rebel? by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Originally posted on The Root One of the most pernicious allegations made against the African-American people was that our slave ancestors were either exceptionally “docile” or “content and loyal,” thus explaining their purported failure to rebel extensively. Some even compare enslaved Americans to their brothers and sisters in Brazil, Cuba, Suriname and Haiti, the last of whom de
Historical context Igbo Landing was the final scene of events which in 1803 amounted to a "major act of resistance" by the Africans. These events have had enduring symbolic importance in African-American folklore and literary history.The mutiny by the Igbo people has been referred to as the first "freedom march" in the history of America.Although for more than two centuries most authorities considered the accounts to be an Afro-American folktale, research since 1980 has verif
Edward Wilmot Blyden [pictured 1851 by Anson, Rufus] (3 August 1832 – 7 February 1912) was a writer and politician who described both his parents as being of complete Igbo ancestry As the father of pan-Africanism, he was an educator, writer, diplomat, and politician after settling in Liberia and afterwards Sierra Leone. Born in the Virgin Islands in the West Indies, he joined the free black immigrants from the United States who migrated to the region. He taught for five years
“Great Palaver between Aro Chiefs and Sir R. Moore.” — European take on the aftermath of the British invasion of Arochukwu "[…] Gin bottles, cooking pots, human and animal skulls, lay about in disorder, a silent witness to the past orgies. A sacrifice of some sort was always in progress here, and when the place was first visited, it was being carried out by starving a white goat to death near the entrance to the place. A watch-house was situated in the bush a hundred yards ba
KBS comics universe is a shared reality for various characters ranging from everyday people to the less mundane, a super natural and a magical universe to unknown entities in realities many tale bearers forgot.Sound exciting yet? Needless to also point out the educational experience it portends. This is the home of characters like The JujuMan, Herdsman, Sharadum, SkyRanger, Ijele, The Menders, the Krittans, Yellow Death, Dim Man and many more unfolding. Many will ask where ha
The belief in a supernatural force is as ancient as creation . It is an act that summons creation itself and such that the believer unleashes faith on his spiritual attributes. Man is a spirit and that is a force to be reckoned with if approximately deduced to the barest components of his being.
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