Tag: African History

These Moving Photos Show Life in Apartheid-Era South Africa | Global Citizen

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Celebrated South African photographer David Goldblatt took up photography in 1948, the same year the all-white National Party came into power and apartheid began in his country. Though Goldblatt, pictured above, was just 18 at the time, documenting the impact of apartheid — the government-implemented system of racial segregation in South Africa — would become his life-long mission. Over his […]
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Museums in France Should Return African Treasures, Report Says | The New York Times

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FacebookTwitterMailPARIS — The sprawling Quai Branly Museum in Paris is stuffed with treasure. It has some 70,000 objects from sub-Saharan Africa in its collection, including magnificent statues from present-day Benin and delicate paintings that once decorated church walls in Ethiopia. But a long-awaited report coming out this week could have a dramatic impact on what visitors see there, with repercussions […]
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From Glasgow to Tulsa: A Scot wrestles with his racial identity | The Scotsman

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Martyn McLaughlin, The Scotsman The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, during which white residents destroyed the prosperous black neighborhood of Greenwood, left as many as 300 people dead and 8,000 homeless. Credit Oklahoma Historical Society/Getty Images. Featured Image Early exposure to prejudice drove Eric Miller across the Atlantic to demand reparations for African American victims of Oklahoma’s infamous massacre, he […]
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6 famous people you didn’t know are from Mozambique | Face2face Africa

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FRANCIS AKHALBEY | Staff Writer, Face2face Africa Photo via thesefootballtimes.co. Featured Image African nation of Mozambique endured a brutal, nine-year war to gain its independence from Portugal. The war ended on this day in 1975, with the European colonizers ruling for 477 years prior. The seeds for the independence war were planted as a result of anti-colonial rhetoric and communist […]
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