Zumbi was a famous freedom fighter who represents Black resistance to many Brazilians. An imposing bronze monument was erected to honor his historical significance in Pelourinho Square in May 2008. He led rebellions at the end of the 17th century and 300 years after his death, Brazilians pay tribute with a national day of remembrance on November 20.
AFRICAN KINGS by International Photographer James C. Lewis | Kwaku Dua I (1797 – 1867), was the eighth Asantehene of the Kingdom of Asante (King of the Asante). In 1834, King or Asantehene Kwaku Dua I of the Kingdom of Asante succeeded Osei Yaw Akoto to throne as the King of Asante. On 18 March 1837, Asantehene Kwaku Dua I of the Kingdom of Asante signed a contract between him and King William I of the Netherlands. | Model: Marvin Montgomery | Wardrobe & Jewelry: Maryse M'bo Ako |
AFRICAN KINGS by International Photographer James C. Lewis | King Askia Muhammad I (1443 – 1538), born Muhammad Ture ou Mohamed Toure in Futa Tooro, later called Askia, also known as Askia the Great, was an emperor, military commander, and political reformer of the Songhai Empire in the late 15th century, the successor of Sunni Ali Beer. Askia Muhammad strengthened his country and made it the largest country in West Africa's history | Model: David Ferrell.
"Stop Killing Our People" Steve Biko died in detention 12 September 1977 Although, Biko was never a member of African National Congress (ANC), ANC used his image for campaign posters in South Africa's first non-racial elections in 1994
The Griot is the storyteller of their tribe who passes on the history of their people orally. It is said when a Griot dies, a library has burned to the ground. A Griot is a human library. A Griot is a storyteller. A Griot is a historian. In many African tribes, a Griot is all of these things and more, a tangible link to the past. Someone who could touch you with stories and facts about what kind of person you are.