King Jaja of Opobo

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    King JaJa of Opobo JaJa was born in 1821 in Igboland Nigeria, information suggests that his birth name is Mbanaso Okwaraozurumbaa, and at the age of twelve he was sold to the slave trader Chief Allison of the city of Bonny, Nigeria. Jaja’s name was changed from his birth name to Jubo Jubogha […]

Queen Ahmose Nefetari

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    Queen Ahmose Nefetari Ahmose Nefetari was the Granddaughter Pharaoh Senakhtenre and Queen Tetisheri, and the Daughter of Pharaoh Tao the Brave and Queen Mother Ahhotep I. It is said that she was born in Thebes around the end of the seventeenth dynasty of Kemet between 1562 BC and 1570 BC when her Grandfather […]

On the Shoulders of Giants African History Curriculum App Release

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On the Shoulders of Giants African History Curriculum App Release   On the Shoulders of Giants released our much anticipated African history Curriculum App on December 25th. Creator Joseph Ward held a live stream via YouTube/Google Hangouts to talk about the app and answer questions. *Android Users Only* To download the app visit http://ontheshoulders1.com/store/.   […]

On the Shoulders of Giants African History Curriculum App

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African History Curriculum App Are you interested in learning more about African history but not sure where to start? Well you don’t have to look any further. On the Shoulders of Giants has developed our African history app to help you learn more about our heroes of the African diaspora. Our app has over 100 […]

On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 2 Central America

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On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 2 Central America We have had an incredible ride so far with the release and promotion of On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: North America. We are in the beginning stages of our process for the publication of On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 2 Central America. As you […]

Harriet Tubman

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      Harriet Tubman Arminta Harriet Ross was born around 1820 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Her parents, Harriet Green and Ben Ross, were enslaved by Mary Pattison Brodess and Anthony Thompson, who treated their slaves as less than human. Early on in Harriet’s life, she endured countless acts of violence upon her and her […]

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield

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Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield Born a slave in Natchez, Mississippi between 1817 and 1824, the life of an unlikely star was born. In 1820 Elizabeth moved to Philadelphia with the widow of her slave master, Mrs. Holiday Greenfield. Elizabeth gained her freedom when Holiday Greenfield became a Quaker and freed her slaves. She chose to stay […]