Tribute to Fela Kuti

The Phenomenon Over a decade after his death, vindication has come to Fela Kuti, Africa’s musical genius. AfroBeat, his gift to the world, is now an international staple on his own uncompromising terms, social content intact. Throughout his life, Fela contended that AfroBeat was a modern form of danceable, African classical music with an urgent … More Tribute to Fela Kuti

Sankara & Sankara Oct 15:Assassination of a revolutinary

    Please take your time to watch the video: When did Thomas Sankara live? Born in 1949, Captain Thomas Sankara took power during the revolution which started on August 4, 1983. With his comrades in arms, he renamed the Upper Volta, a name inherited from the French colonial power, into the Democratic and Popular Republic of Burkina … More Sankara & Sankara Oct 15:Assassination of a revolutinary

Thomas Sankara: The man every revolutionary needs to know

Take your time to watch this video and know more about Thomas Sankara and even his last minute ONLY 4 YEARS in power (1983-87). Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (21 December 1949 – 15 October 1987) was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed by … More Thomas Sankara: The man every revolutionary needs to know

Interview with Fountain Hughes: ex-slave whose grandfather was owned by Thomas Jefferson.

At the time of his interview, Fountain Hughes was sure of one strong conviction: he would rather kill himself than be a slave again. Hughes was 101 at the time of this interview on Voices from the Days of Slavery but his perspectives and memories of the days of slavery were as sharp as a … More Interview with Fountain Hughes: ex-slave whose grandfather was owned by Thomas Jefferson.

GRAMAN QUASSI: THE AFRICAN SLAVE IN SURINAM WHO DISCOVERED BITTER (QUASSIA) TONIC FOR TREATING FEVER WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS

Herbal remedies and plants were part of Africans and plants played a pivotal role in their way of life even before they were enslaved and during the slave trade. Many indigenous African discoveries have not been credited to the people who discovered them but with time, such discoveries are being unearthed and some have been … More GRAMAN QUASSI: THE AFRICAN SLAVE IN SURINAM WHO DISCOVERED BITTER (QUASSIA) TONIC FOR TREATING FEVER WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS

A True Story of a Father Who Sold His Wife and Four Children. By One of the Children

The story of Isaac Johnson, his mother, father and three other siblings, began like that of an ordinary family, with love, laughter and a great deal of looking out for each other. How it ends is rather not what any child would have imagined, especially when it has their father at the very centre of … More A True Story of a Father Who Sold His Wife and Four Children. By One of the Children

TULA SLAVERY FREEDOM STATUE

The small island of Curaçao was inhabited by the Arawak indigenous people until it was “discovered” by Spanish explorers in 1499. After “discovering” Curaçao, a few Spanish explorers made temporary homes on the island where they temporarily stayed before continuing their journey carrying most of the Arawak people into other colonies as labour. For several years, the … More TULA SLAVERY FREEDOM STATUE

Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

Abu Koroma is the archivist in training at the National Archives of Sierra Leone — and he’ll remain the archivist in training until one of the two senior archivists retire. “That is how it is done,” he laughed. When Koroma started at the archives in 2004, Sierra Leone was emerging from civil war. He was … More Archivists race to digitize slavery records before the history is lost

Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1970

  Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon; in creole, Neg Mawon), often translated in English as the Unknown Slave, although Fugitive or Rebel Slave would probably be more accurate in the context of Haitian history. Located on the boulevard Champ de Mars with Haiti’s presidential palace in background. The Negre Marron is shown with left … More Le Negre Marron (The Black Maroon), Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1970