The creation of Israel was and is a violent process that entailed the forced expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland to establish the state of Israel.
ave you heard of the slave resistance movement led by Afro-Mexican national hero, Gaspar Yanga? Did you know that Afro-Mexicans were instrumental in winning Mexico’s independence? And what about Mexico’s only president to date of African descent, Vicente Guerrero? All this and more coming up in this video!
How much do YOU know about black history in the Philippines? There have been black people in the Philippines since at least the 16th century when the Philippines was under Spanish colonial rule. During this time enslaved Africans were brought over to the Philippines to provide free labour in the construction and agriculture sectors.
Between 1810 and 1940, nearly 35 thousand people were exhibited in world fairs, colonial exhibitions, zoos, freak shows, circuses and reconstructed ethnic villages in Europe, America and Japan. Some 1.5 billion visitors attended these events.
Hundreds of African Americans moved to the Soviet Union escaping racial discrimination in the 1930s. At home, African Americans faced a lack of prospects and restrictions which separated them from society. Fed up with constant prejudice, several hundred African Americans left the ‘land of dreams’ to live freely in the Soviet Union.
Esther Fordham was a Black woman who, born October 9, 1925 in Hamburg, Germany, came of age during the Nazi era. In this December, 1995 conversation with artist Frank Fitzgerald, Esther discusses her youth, schooling and the reaction of classmates and adult Germans to her specialness. As world conditions darken and war grows to become the norm, she finds discrimination, fear, sorrow and horror, but also generosity and hope.