It’s already been a good time for the King of Wakanda lately, with the Black Panther movie earning some historic Oscar nominations, and heading back to theaters to celebrate. But Marvel’s keeping the celebration going, and highlighting Black History Month, with a sweet deal on some of the best comics Wakanda has to offer. Continue reading Marvel Is Celebrating Black History Month With Some Excellent (and Free) Black Panther Comics
Paul Cuffe (1759-1817)
In 1815 Cuffe sailed for the West coast of Africa with 38 Black emigrants to begin a new life in Sierra Leone. Continue reading The Man Who Initiated the ‘Back to Africa’ Venture: Paul Cuffe
Stephen Smith (1795-1873)
Born enslaved in Dauphin County, Pa., Stephen Smith had been sold to a new slavemaster, a lumber merchant, and was separated from his mother. Continue reading How an Enslaved Man Bought His Freedom and Became One of America’s Wealthiest Black People
Dutty Boukman ( ??? – November 7, 1791)
Dutty Boukman was born in Jamaica but was sold to a plantation in Saint-Domingue (modern-day Haiti) after he was caught teaching enslaved Africans to read.
Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977)
The Mississippi sharecropper’s forced sterilization was one of the moments that launched her to become part of the state’s civil rights movement.
Nyabingi Priestesses Muhumusa (died 1945) and Kaigirwa (???)
Muhumusa and Kaigirwa were leaders of the feared East African Nyabingi priestesses group, which was influential in Rwanda and Uganda between 1850 and 1950.