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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…

Scientists Understand Why there are Short-statured Indonesians Today, But Can they Explain Hobbit Height?

Humans are diverse in size and shape – but some populations are of relatively low average height, and historically described using the term “pygmy”. Some researchers have suggested that the Rampasasa inhabitants of the Flores highlands of Indonesia are one such group.

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.

30 Unusual Maps That Might Change How You See The World, As Shared In This Online Group (New Pics)

The map might not be the territory, but gosh darn it both aren't fascinating to look at! We’re pretty big fans of maps and we can’t wait to set our eyes on even more unusual and peculiar ones in order to expand our minds and feed our imaginations which are hungry for aesthetic designs. Luckily for us, there are tons of like-minded internet users who are nearly bursting with their love of maps.

30 Interesting Facts about Slavery - Fact Republic

1. Mary Bowser was a freed slave with a Quaker education and a photographic memory, posed as a slow-witted slave to spy for the Union in Confederate President Jefferson Davis' household through much of the Civil War.

Bubbled Quotes: Marcus Garvey Quotes and Sayings

Marcus Garvey Quotes A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. Marcus Garvey If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. Marcus Garvey With confidence, you have won before you have started. Marcus Garvey God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity…

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.

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