on this day
Slavery in the United States wasn’t abolished at the federal level until after the Civil War, but on this day in history, May 18, 1652, the first anti-slavery statute in the U.S. colonies was passed in what’s now the state of Rhode Island.
The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa and making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal
Berlin Conference of 1884–1885 was a Meeting at which the major European powers negotiated and claimed territories in Africa; The conference lasted 104 days, and ended on this day (26th) in February, 1885.
Albert John Luthuli – Africa’s First Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Died On This Day After Being Struck By A Train
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Albert John Luthuli was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. He was the first person of African heritage to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent struggle against racial discrimination. Chief...
People & Politics
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s First President, and the Last African Independence Leader from the 1960s Dies at 97
Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 97.
Society & Culture
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Two artefacts that were stolen during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed in a letter.
The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.
Mapped by Sebastian Münster, the map below is the earliest obtainable map of the whole continent of Africa. The map was published in the 1552 edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia.