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African History

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African Diaspora

The African Diaspora (fl. 600-1900) is the spread of people beyond Africa, mainly by way of the Arab and Western slave trade. The 18 million or so who left Africa have grown to more than 180 millio…

Ile-Ife: The Sacred Yoruba City | Cultures of West Africa

Though violence marks the history and mythology of Ile-Ife, the city remains sacred among the Yoruba people as the birthplace of all humans and gods alike.

Meet the wealthy ruler of the Mali empire whose wife plotted to depose him in the 1300s - Face2Face Africa

The Mali Empire, one of the biggest and powerful kingdoms, was part of the three West African empires that reigned and controlled the trans-Saharan trade.

Smithsonian Exhibit Of Vintage African Postcards Reveals Surprising History : Goats and Soda : NPR

An exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of African Art reveals the enlightening yet troubling stories behind these turn-of-the-century souvenirs.

Black hair media: African Hairdressers natural hair

"Black Hair in The Media" online reference library & pictorial museum. Learn facts about how African hair has been portrayed & stigmatized in mainstream media.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (Published 2016)

A curated walk through the hallways of the newest Smithsonian museum before it opens next week. 13 years in the making, it attempts to depict the pain and pride of the black experience in America.

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