“But we have been, by our oppressors, despoiled of our purity, and corrupted in our native characteristics, so that we have inherited their vices, and but few of their virtues, leaving us in character, really a broken people.”
King Ezana's Stele. Ezana was a king of Axum (present day Ethiopia) during the 4th century. — with MsKim Maat Jones.
Amenemhat I was the founder of the 12th dynasty. Among his achievements include the expansion of Kemet’s borders. His mother was a Nubian woman.
The Medjay were a Nubian people who served as soldiers and the elite police force in Kemet.
Ganga Zumba was the first leader of Palmares, which was a settlement for escaped slaves in colonial Brazil. He was later overthrown and replaced by Zumbi, who felt that Zumba was too inept as a military leader and because Zumba signed a treaty with the Portuguese that would have forced all the runaway slaves on Palmares to return to the plantation.
A painting of Amenhotep III
Let us free Africa today so that the struggle will not fall upon another generation.
Fun Fact: The Afro Pick originated in ancient Egypt.
Nana Olomu was an Itsekiri ruler and a wealthy trader. His power and influence was so great that British merchants were forced to trade on his terms. The British finally decided to attack Nana’s kingdom. Despite the British having superior weapons, Nana showed superior skill and strategy, making him much harder to defeat than originally expected. His kingdom was finally captured and he was exiled, like various other African rulers of this period.
Nehanda and her followers after being captured by the British for her rebellion against colonial rule.
Dutty Boukman was a Jamaican born slave. Because he was teaching other slaves how to read, he was sold from Jamaica to a plantation in Haiti. Boukman would later become an instrumental figure in starting the Haitian Revolution.
Queen Tiye was the wife of Amenhotep III and the mother of Akhenaten. Tiye was one of the most influential women in Egyptian history and was frequently depicted as the equal of her husband. She also served as an important advisor for both her husband and son during their respected reigns as pharaoh. — with Tanika Curtis.
“Yesterday we were kings. Can you tell me young ones who are we today?”
Rahotep was a Kemetic prince of the 4th dynasty.
Akhenaten. — with Thebe Isdatruth Tshupe.
A statue of Amenhotep III.
Hannibal was a general of Carthage who led his troops across the Alps to Rome where he laid siege to the countryside, but he was unable to conquer Rome because he lacked siege weapons. Out of desperation Rome attacked Carthage forcing Hannibal to return home where he was then defeated by a general known as Scipio Africanus. Although no authentic image of Hannibal exists, many historians believe that this coin is a true depiction of Hannibal.
Hannibal is generally considered to be one of the greatest military generals in history. — withReborn Afrikan.
Ethiopian king Endubis depicted on a coin.
Ay performing the opening of the mouth ceremony for Tutankhamun.
The Independent Party of Color (PIC) of Cuba. It was a black independence party that fought for the rights of Afro-Cubans. The party was eventually crushed in a 1912 massacre in which thousands of black Cubans were killed, many of which had no affiliation with the PIC. — withDerek Richardson.
Victims in the Congo Free State.
King Aspelta of Kush.