One of the main projects that attracted such workers was the building of the Panama Canal. Additionally, about 40,000 Jamaicans and Barbadians settled in Cuba in the early 20th century after migrating there to work in the sugar industry.
Classic video companion to the million selling book series by Jawanza Kunjufu is still relevant 3 decades later. Presented for historical purposes.
In this episode Zeinab Badawi looks at the impact on Africa itself of one of the most evil chapters in human history: the trans Atlantic slave trade.
This week we’re in Canada taking a look at black Canadian history and culture! The first recorded African man in Canada was Mathieu da Costa who arrived in 1608 and acted as an interpreter for the French coloniser Samuel de Champlain. You’ve surely heard of Harriet Tubman! She was instrumental in helping enslaved Africans escape to freedom in Canada. And have you heard of Africville in Nova Scotia? For 150 years it was home to a sizeable Black Canadian population, until they were forcibly displaced as the settlement was condemned by the authorities and deconstructed. We speak about all this and so much more, in this video!
Assurance & Many Men by Ransom Beatz
Afro Boy by Thaibeats
Illustration by: Jimena Isabel Merchán. Find her on Instagram at: @jimenaimm
It’s surprsing how little the Dutch’s involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade is talked about considering that they trafficked an estimated half a million enslaved Africans during that time! This episode throws up a lot of interesting questions about how we regard cultural traditions in a modern context where race and racism are concerned. We talk fine art, golden carriages and black face in this bite-sized look at black history in the Netherlands.
If you are interested in doing a black history tour in Amsterdam then contact the wonderful Jennifer Tosch from Black Heritage Tours! http://www.blackheritagetours.com/
Djé by Heaven Boy
Queen by Beatzbydb
Feelings by Prodby106
Adorned with tall, slender pyramids, the wealthy Nile city of Meroë was the seat of power of Kush, an ancient kingdom and rival to Egypt.
Brief synthesis Located at the gateway to the Sahara desert, within the confines of the fertile zone of the Sudan and in an exceptionally propitious site near to the river, Timbuktu is one of the cities of Africa whose name is the most heavily charged with history. Founded in the 5th century, the economic and …