African history

Black History They Didn’t Teach You in School: Africans Invented Steel Over 2000 years ago | The Kaperville Daily News

Africa: home of carbon steel

Among the many inventions of Africa is carbon steel. Guess you thought it was the auto industry~

Did you know that around 1,500-2,000 years ago, Africans living on the western shores of Lake Victoria, in Tanzania, had produced carbon steel?

via Black History They Didn’t Teach You in School: Africans Invented Steel Over 2000 years ago | The Kaperville Daily News.

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Black Venus: The Saartjie Baartman Story – Full Film

Too often the stories of Black women never see the light of day let alone make it to film. It’s no surprise that this depiction of the life of Saartjie (Sarah) Baartman was produced in French. I, personally, can’t imagine an American or British filmmaker ever being willing to produce it. The film details Saartjie’s travel from her home in South Africa to London where she became an attraction for Europeans.

via Black Venus: The Saartjie Baartman Story – Full Film.

Rwanda revisited with Mahmood Mamdani’s When Victims Become Killers

Teaching African History or Politics this semester? Don’t forget to add “When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism, and the Genocide in Rwanda” by Mahmood Mamdani to your suggested reading list.

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