King Amador – Resistance to the Portuguese enslavement.

Amador led a major slave revolt in 1595 on the island of São Tomé that came close to…

Solitude – La mulatresse solitude

Commonly remembered in Guadeloupe as “la mulâtresse Solitude” (“Solitude the Mulatto Woman”), Solitude has become a legendary figure…

Phillis Wheatley

Poet, considered a founder of African American literature, was born around 1753, probably among the Fulani peoples living…

RUFINA – Illegally enslaved twice

An African woman illegally enslaved twice, first in Africa and then in Uruguay. Although it cannot be known…