Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar

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  Queen Ranavalona I of Madagascar Born on the Island of Madagascar in 1788 as a commoner, Ranavalona’s future would have an unexpected twist of fate. Her father would learn of a plan to have the future king assassinated, he would alert the King of the plan sparing his life. The king rewarded Ranavalona’s father […]

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 […]

Jean-Louis Michel

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Jean-Louis Michel In 1785 the tiny nation of Haiti produced one of the world’s greatest swordsmen Jean-Louis Michel. As a young boy Jean-Louis witnessed Toussaint L’Ouverture lead the Haitian army against the French in the Haitian Revolution. Because of the revolution many mulatto Haitian’s migrated to France; at the age of ten Jean-Louis immigrated to […]

The Mino Warriors of Dahomey

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The third king of Dahomey, King Houegbadja ruled from 1645 to 1685, and is created with creating the legendary all-woman Fon of Dahomey. The original purpose of this all female regime was to become ‘gbeto’, or elephant hunters for the king. Around the early 1700’s during the reign of King Agadja, the women were trained […]