Encyclopaedia Africana O March 18, 2021 OSCAR PETERSON

Oscar Peterson’s dazzling technique combined with a unique style made him one of the most influential jazz pianists in the world.

Encyclopaedia Africana O March 1, 2021 OUSMANE SEMBENE

In the first decade of the 21st century he produced films that described Africa and his native Senegal.

Encyclopaedia Africana O February 28, 2021 OPERATION LEGACY: what the British did as they left ‘their’ colonies

In Northern Rhodesia, colonial officials were issued with further orders to destroy “all papers which are likely to be interpreted, either reasonably or by malice, as indicating racial prejudice or religious bias on the part of Her Majesty’s government”.

Encyclopaedia Africana O February 26, 2021 OLIVE MORRIS

In 1977 Morris returned from China, completed her degree and returned to her home-community in Brixton. In Brixton, Morris became a founding member of the Organisation for Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD), 1978-82, and edited the organization’s magazine FOWAD!

Encyclopaedia Africana O November 20, 2020 OTTOBAH CUGOANO (BORN 1757)

Plaque erected on 20 November 2020 by English Heritage at Schomberg House, 80-82 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5HF, City of Westminster

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OTTOBAH CUGOANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

It was the first book written by an African to demand the total abolition of the slave trade. It was also the first to press for reparations to African nations impacted by large-scale human trafficking.

Encyclopaedia Africana O October 9, 2020 OLAUDAH EQUIANO: BRITISH LIBRARY ENTRY

He was baptised at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, in February 1759.

Encyclopaedia Africana O September 26, 2020 OTIS REDDING

It was his twin-engine Beechcraft that he was riding on that tragic day, December 10, 1967 when it crashed into Lake Monona in Madison Wis. The world lost a great musician and a great man on that day.

Encyclopaedia Africana O September 5, 2020 OLASENI LEWIS

And we have heard about the brute force with which the police held Seni in a prolonged restraint which they knew to be dangerous: a restraint that was maintained until Seni was dead for all intents and purposes.

Encyclopaedia Africana O August 27, 2020 Ota Benga: Why a zoo took 114 years to apologise

Ota Benga was kidnapped from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1904 and taken to the US to be exhibited.

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