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James Derham, the first African American to Practice Medicine in the United States

Dr. James Durham has been widely acknowledged as the first recognized African American to practice medicine in the United States.

Ota Benga: the Sad Tale of the Man Who Was Kept in a New York Zoo

Ota Benga's family was killed, he was taken as a slave, and he lived in the Bronx Zoo's monkey house as a human exhibit.

The First Military Coup in Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

The first ever military coup in Africa occurred in Egypt on 23 July 1952 with the toppling of King Farouk in a coup d'etat by the Free officers Movement.

Thomas-Alexandre Dumas: the First Black General in the French Army

Thomas-Alexandre Dumas is the first ever black man to lead a European army. He was the first person of color in the French military to become brigadier general, the first to become divisional general, and the first to become general-in-chief of a French army.

Caty Louette, the most Powerful Female Slave Trader in Senegal’s Gorée Island in the 1800s

Caty Louette, was one of the most powerful female slave trader on Goree Island, a tiny, island off the coast of Dakar, in Senegal

Anthropology Days: The Racist Olympic Event of 1904

The shameless Anthropology Days exhibition was held during the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, where natives from foreign lands participated in various “special Olympic” events.

Ancient African Cities That Were Destroyed and Looted by Europeans

In 1505 Portuguese forces led by Francisco de Almeida destroyed, burned down and occupied the Swahili city of Kilwa bringing the sultanate to an end after it refused to pay tribute.

On This Day in 1976, African Nations Boycotted the Montreal Olympics, Choosing Principles Over Medals

On this day in 1976, 22 African countries, boycotted the Montreal Olympics when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to ban New Zealand,

Ogbidi Okojie, the Nigerian King Who Was Exiled in 1901 for Opposing British Rule

Ogbidi Okojie, king of Uromi was a ruler of the Esan people in what is now present day Edo State in Nigeria, he is well known all over Esan land for his opposition to British rule.

Project Atlantropa: A German Architect’s Plan To Merge Europe And Africa Into One

In Sörgel's Atlantropa, white Europeans would rule as the dominant race, using black Africans as a strictly segregated source of manual labor.
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James Derham, the first African American to Practice Medicine in the United States

Dr. James Durham has been widely acknowledged as the first recognized African American to practice medicine in the United States.
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