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An Extraordinary Generation : The Legacy of William Henry Sheppard, the “Black Livingstone” of Africa

An Extraordinary Generation : The Legacy of William Henry Sheppard, the “Black Livingstone” of Africa

Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908.

Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death describes how King Leopold II of Belgium turned Congo into its private colony between 1885 and 1908.

"William Henry Sheppard (1865–1927), dubbed the "Black Livingstone" after the famed Scottish explorer of Central Africa, was among the first African-American missionaries sent to Africa. He gained national and international fame after he exposed the violent practices of Belgian rubber companies as they manipulated the political relationships among Congolese tribes in order to profit from slave labor.

"William Henry Sheppard (1865–1927), dubbed the "Black Livingstone" after the famed Scottish explorer of Central Africa, was among the first African-American missionaries sent to Africa. He gained national and international fame after he exposed the violent practices of Belgian rubber companies as they manipulated the political relationships among Congolese tribes in order to profit from slave labor.

We’ve all heard of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, etc. But what about the evil men and women our history books don’t mention? Is there anyone more evil than Hitler? Is there anyone w

We’ve all heard of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein, etc. But what about the evil men and women our history books don’t mention? Is there anyone more evil than Hitler? Is there anyone w

Emin Pasha Relief Expedition  1886 - 1889.  While not an official action of the British army, several expedition members were serving officers. The fall of Khartoum isolated the Sudanese provence of Equatoria.  The British had little interest in annexing the province, so a private expedition was mounted to "rescue" the colonial governor, Emin Pasha.  Led by the celebrated explorer Henry Morton Stanley, it was one of the last private expeditions into the interior of Africa in the 19th…

Emin Pasha Relief Expedition 1886 - 1889. While not an official action of the British army, several expedition members were serving officers. The fall of Khartoum isolated the Sudanese provence of Equatoria. The British had little interest in annexing the province, so a private expedition was mounted to "rescue" the colonial governor, Emin Pasha. Led by the celebrated explorer Henry Morton Stanley, it was one of the last private expeditions into the interior of Africa in the 19th…

Bango Bango La femme de Molemba, Sultan de Musekilo, Dec 1898 État indépendant du Congo (Congo Free State) Peintre: Léon Dardenne

Bango Bango La femme de Molemba, Sultan de Musekilo, Dec 1898 État indépendant du Congo (Congo Free State) Peintre: Léon Dardenne

Force Publique and Leon Rom?

Force Publique and Leon Rom?

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