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.
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.
Denmark Vesey Was Hanged On This Day in 1822 For Planning The Most Extensive Slave Revolt in U.S. History
Denmark Vesey was a self-educated Black man who was hanged alongside his co-conspirators for planning what is today regarded as the most extensive slave rebellion in U.S. history.
This Spiritual Leader Was Hanged and Decapitated by the British in 1898 for Opposing Colonial Rule in Zimbabwe
In 1898, Nehanda Charwe Nyakasikana, or Mbuya Nehanda as she was known, was a powerful spirit medium, and heroine of the First Chimurenga, the revolt against the British South Africa Company in Matabeleland.
Matt Ingram was a forty-four-year-old tobacco farmer in the small town of Yanceyville who was arrested and charged with assault with intent to rape for staring at a white teen.
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