The Tomb of Askia

The city Gao is located midway along the Niger River basin in Africa. It was the capital of the Songhai Empire which dominated Western Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Gao has been an important trading point on the Niger River since ancient times. A symbol of imperial glory, the tomb of Askia, the … More The Tomb of Askia

On Negro Ascendancy in the West Indies by Cora Montgomery

Transcribed from The daily crescent. ([New Orleans, La.]), 20 Aug. 1850. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. This letter seems to be the first use in print of the phrase “white supremacy” in the Western Hemisphere. Cora Montgomery is the pseudonym of a woman named Jane McManus Storm Cazneau. Cazneau is credited with being the originator … More On Negro Ascendancy in the West Indies by Cora Montgomery

The University of Sankore at Timbuctoo: A Neglected Achievement in Black Intellectual History

If the University of Sankore had not been destroyed; if Professor Ahmad Baba, author of forty historical works, had not had his works and his university destroyed; if the University of Sankore as it was in 1591 had survived the ravage of foreign invasions; the academic and cultural history of Africa might have been different … More The University of Sankore at Timbuctoo: A Neglected Achievement in Black Intellectual History

Africa For The Africans (poem by Marcus Garvey)

Say! Africa for the Africans, Like America for the Americans: This is the rallying cry for a nation, Be it peace or revolution. Blacks are men, no longer cringing fools; They demand a place, not like weak tools; But among the world of nations great They demand a free self-governing state. Hurrah! Hurrah! Great Africa … More Africa For The Africans (poem by Marcus Garvey)

AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS

I trust that the Negro peoples of the world are now convinced that the work of the Universal Negro Improvement Association is not a visionary one, but very practical, and that it is not so far fetched, but can be realized in a short while if the entire race will only co-operate and work toward the desired end. … More AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS