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African Moors in Spain who introduced learning and civilization in Spain
Tererai Trent, PhD, is a Zimbabwean-American woman who was not allowed to go to school as a child because she was female. Tererai was forced to marry at age 11. By age 18, she was the mother of three. "When my husband realized that I wanted to have an education, he would beat me." In 2009, happily remarried Trent earned her doctorate; her thesis looked at HIV/AIDS prevention programs for women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa.
Not only did the Moors in their European conquests leave their learning, their culture & their arts. Their blood, the blood of Africa, was to remain & flow in the veins of many a European, be he aristocrat or commoner. These sons of Africa left for the benefit of Europe, particularly Spain & even more so, Portugal. It is this African cultural heritage which set in motion the expansion of Europe.