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The first Statue of Liberty given to the US by France was a Black woman that the US turned down so France replaced that one with the version currently in New York harbor. This Black Lady Liberty also made by France is found on the Island of St. Martin.

The first Statue of Liberty given to the the US by France was a black woman that the US turned down so the French made another which is the current in NY Harbor. This is Black Lady Liberty, also made by the French, on the Island of St Martin.

Kurfurst Moritz von Sachsen, one of the most extraordinary and bravest knights of Europe! For African history students, please research your ancestors history in Europe, and don't assume that it is only white folks who dwell there as you see it today. The history of African migration across Europe and the world has been going on for thousands of years, so don't be surprised at what you will uncover and discover about your people!

Kurfurst Moritz von Sachsen, one of the most extraordinary and bravest knights of Europe! For African history students, please research your ancestors history in Europe, and don't assume that it is only white folks who dwell there as you see it today.

When asked why didn't she pass for white, actress Fredi Washington said "because I'm honest and because you don't have to be white to be good." She felt if she had to deny her black heritage, then she rather be black than live a lie as white.

African American actress Fredi Washington starred in the 1937 film "Imitation of Life". The film was nominated for an Academy Award.

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Inspiration - One of the kindest and bravest human beings to walk the face of the earth, Dr Denis Mukwege

Queen Nzinga with Her Entourage, Kingdom of Kongo, 1670s by Antonio Cavazzi (Source).  Nzinga was a 17th century queen who thwarted Portuguese colonization with her military skill and diplomatic cunning.  An excellent military strategist, she led troops into battle past the age of 60.  Nzinga also provided a haven for escaped slaves, many of whom joined her army.    For more information: Stuff You Missed in History Class podcast, There’s Always a Seat for Queen Nzinga, January 30, 2012

coolchicksfromhistory: “Queen Nzinga with Her Entourage, Kingdom of Kongo, by Antonio Cavazzi (Source). Nzinga was a century queen who thwarted Portuguese colonization with her military.

How to dress like Queen Nzinga

Nzinga was the queen of Ndongo and Matamba, historical states in what is now Angola. This altogether remarkable woman seized the throne and held it for 40 years, successfully resisting Portuguese colonialism.

Gaspar Yanga, known as the "first liberator of the Americas". He was an African slave whose odyssey began in 1570 when he staged a revolt at a sugarcane plantation near Veracruz. He and a small group of former slaves established their own colony, or palanque, which they called San Lorenzo de los Negros. Colonial authorities managed to destroy the settlement 1609 but were unable to capture Yanga's followers and eventually settled for a peace treaty with the former slaves.

Gaspar Yanga’s Rebellion, Known as the “first liberator of the Americas,” Gaspar was an African slave who spent four decades establishing a free settlement in Mexico.