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Queen Charlotte – African Presence in British Royalty

The riddle of Queen Charlotte’s African ancestry was solved as a result of an investigation into the black magi. A great debt of gratitude is owed the History Department of McGill University. They found at least half a dozen quotes by Queen Charlotte’s contemporaries, regarding her Africoid features. Because of its “scientific” source, the most valuable references would probably be the one published in the autobiography of the Queen’s personal physician, Baron Stockmar, where he described her as having “…a true mulatto face.“ Perhaps the most literary of these allusions to herRead More


A Tribe That Refused To Be Captured Into Enslavement

Kru People A Tribe That Refused To Be Captured Into Enslavement  The Kru people inhabit a homeland in coastal southeastern Liberia and neighboring Cote d`Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The Kru are a tribe known for sailing. Some Kru have also migrated to the neighboring Sierra Leone to work as fishermen and dockworkers. The Kru along with the Grebo resisted Maryland settlers’ efforts to control their trade. They were also infamous amongst early European enslavers as being especially averse to capture. Their reputation was such that their value as enslaved people wasRead More


Sojourner Truth – The Different Versions of “Ain’t I A Woman?”

Sojourner Truth born Isabella (“Bell”) Baumfree; (c. 1797 – Nov 26, 1883) was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Truth was born enslaved in Swartekill, Ulster County New York. She escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, in 1828, she became the first woman of color to win such a case against a so-called white man. Sometime after gaining her freedom in 1827, she became a well-known anti-slavery speaker. She gave herself the name Sojourner Truth in 1843. Her best-known speech wasRead More


Torn Apart

Birthed this nation from her navel Built civilization from her babies Took her stories and painted their faces Made first million off her creations A symbol of rape, lynching and slavery A symbol that fought against liberation Just the good ole boys fighting for free labor Couldn’t enslave grown minds, so they split families to break you Let’s breed more and more baby negros Programmed them all to feel inferior Whip their behinds to let them know Nigger is a line on how far you can go This land isRead More


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