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 […]

Zenobia Warrior Queen of the East

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Zenobia Warrior Queen of the East Born in 240 CE in in the Roman province of Palmyra, Syria was a girl named Julia Aurelia Zenobia who would soon challenge the Roman Empire for control of the province. It is said that she is considered a Roman citizen because her father’s family was granted Roman citizenship […]

Amina Queen of Zazzau

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    Queen Amina of Zazzau Queen Amina was said to be born around the year 1533, in the Zazzau province of modern day Nigeria. She was the daughter of Queen Bakwa the Habe (Ruler) of the Zazzau kingdom, after the reign of Amina’s Grandfather Habe Zazzau Nohir.  She would begin learning how to rule […]

On the Shoulders of Giants Vol: 1 North America Free Chapter 1 Download

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      Mathieu Da Costa           Born in the late 1500’s, Mathieu Da Costa was a remarkable man.  He was a translator who used his skills to become the first person of African descent to reach Canada in recorded history.  A Liberian by birth, he was a free African Seaman during the time of […]