14 08, 2017

African-American slavery – American history

By |2019-02-04T10:42:52-08:00August 14th, 2017|Africa, North America, People|Comments Off on African-American slavery – American history

The Middle Passage: Slave fort in Ghana Millions of people enslaved Although other people, both white and Native American, have been held as slaves in North America, the experience of the African people [...]

7 08, 2017

History of Bicycles – Steel and feminism

By |2019-02-13T20:34:07-08:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Science|Comments Off on History of Bicycles – Steel and feminism

A velocipede Early wooden bicycles Bicycles were invented bit by bit in many different countries. They grew out of earlier inventions like wheels (from Central Asia) and wheelbarrows and cranks (from China), but Karl [...]

23 05, 2017

History of the Kongo

By |2019-03-27T19:30:09-07:00May 23rd, 2017|Africa, History|Comments Off on History of the Kongo

Mbanza Kongo, capital of the Kingdom of Kongo When did the Kingdom of Kongo form? By 1500 AD, the Kingdom of Kongo had been around for more than a hundred [...]

19 05, 2017

Early African Pottery

By |2018-04-09T10:31:08-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Art|Comments Off on Early African Pottery

Early African pottery: Vase from Nubia (modern Sudan), ca. 3000 BC The idea of making pottery got started in China and Japan about 14,000 BC. People probably used clay pots [...]

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