Amy Garvey: Women As Leaders"Amy Euphemia Jacques Garvey (1896-1973) was one of the key political leaders, archivists, and interpreters of the Garvey movement. As Garvey's second wife, she frequently represented her husband at public meetings and events. She was a regular columnist in the UNIA's newspaper, The Negro World. Garve was a forceful advocate of women's rights and participated in the famous Fifth Pan-African Congress held in Manchester, England in 1945."
Black Loyalists Exodus to Nova Scotia (1783)The Black Loyalists were the approximately 3,000 African American supporters of the British during the American Revolution who were repatriated to British Canada at the end of the conflict. Most settled in Nova Scotia and established what would be for decades, the largest concentration of black residents in Canada and what was at the time the largest settlement of free blacks outside Africa.
Black Radical Imagination"Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative."
Freetown, Sierra Leone (1792- -)"Freetown is the capital, principal port, commercial center, and largest city of Sierre Leone. The city was founded by British Naval Lieutenant John Clarkson and freed American slaves from Nova Scotia. Freetown was part of the larger colony of the Sierra Leone which was founded by the Sierra Leone Company (SLC) in 1787."
Gaspar Yanga (C. 1545- ?)"Known as the Primer Libertador de America or 'first liberator of the Americas,' Gaspar Yanga led one of colonial Mexico's first successful slave uprisings and would go on to establish one of the Americans earliest free black settlements."
Haitian Revolution (1791-1804)"The Haitian Revolution has often been described as the largest and most successful slave rebellion in the Western Hemisphere. Slaves initiated the rebellion in 1791 and by 1803 they had succeeded in ending not just slavery but French control over the colony. The Haitian Revolution, however, was much more complex, consisting of several revolutions going on simultaneously. These revolutions were influenced by the French Revolution of 1789, which would come to represent a new concept of..."
Shaka Zulu"Sigidi kaSenzangakhona commonly known as Shaka was a great Zulu king and conqueror. He lived in an area of south-east Asia between Drakenberg and the Indian Ocean, a region populated by many independent Nguni chiefdoms. During his brief reign, more than a hundred chiefdoms were brought together in a Zulu kingdom which survived not only the death of its founder but later military defeat and calculated attempts to break it up."