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Early 1803, a shipload of captive west Africans mainly Igbos of present-day Nigeria aboard the Wanderer slave ship landed in Savannah, Georgia to be auctioned at a slave market by U.S paid slave raiders. At the slave market, they were bought at 100 dollars each by slave agents. Thomas Spalding and John Couper with the idea of reselling them...
Nathaniel Turner was born on October 2nd, 1800, in Southampton county, Virginia. He was a property of a prosperous small plantation owner in a remote area of Virginia. His mother was an African native who passed on a passionate hatred of slavery to her son. He learned to read from one of his master’s sons, and he earnestly absorbed...
Marie Van Brittan Brown was born on October 30th, 1922, to African American parents in Jamaica, Queens, New York. She was an the only child of her parents: she had no siblings, she rose to become a nurse, a feat which was very unrealistic in then Queen for black people. She married Albert Brown an electronic technician. As a...
MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY Learn and be inspired from those who have shown extraordinary strength in life, but ensure you are keeping a right person as your role model. If you become successful, inspire and be a good role models to others. There will always be someone ahead of you - more intelligent than you, more successful or richer than you. So...
Sojourner Truth was born Isabella Baumfree to slave parents James and Elizabeth Baumfree in 1797 in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York. She was sold with a flock of sheep for 100 US Dollars to John Neely at an auction after her original owner, Colonel Ardinburgh Hurley died in 1806. She was sold several times to slave masters who treated...
There is almost no records on the early years of Job Maseko expect that he worked as a miner and deliveryman in the town of Springs in South Africa till he enlisted to join the army. After the successful completion of his basic training, he was recruited to join the 2nd South African Division in North Africa. During the...
Sarah Rector was born on March 3, 1902, in the dominant black community of Taft in Indian Territory modern day Oklahoma to Joseph Rector and Rose McQueen, who were both descendants of black slaves owned by the Muscogee Creek Nation before the Civil War. After the Civil War, the Treaty of 1866 declared the descendants of Rector’s grandparents’ freedmen which...
PEARL OF WISDOM When your dream becomes a must, no excuse is acceptable. If you don't really want to do it, you will definitely find an excuse not to do it. But if you really want to do it, you will definitely find a way to do it. Your dream chose you because you are the only one that can...
Nzingha was born into the royal family of Ndongo in central West circa 1583. She was the daughter of Ngola Kilombo of Ndongo. Her mother was Kengela ka Nkombe, one of her father's slave wives. Nzingha had two sisters and a brother, Kambu, Funji and Mbandi Kiluanji. Her father was crowned the king of the Ndongo when she was 10...
Ferdie Ato Adoboe who was born in 1964 is an athlete who set the Guinness World Record in 1983 for running backwards. He is also a practitioner of speed juggling and kicking a soccer ball in the air as many times as possible within in a short period of time. Adoboe also established the Guinness world record for speed juggling...

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