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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, with thousands of Egba women, led a two-year protest against the Alake of Abeokuta which resulted in his abdication on January 3, 1949.

Before Emeka Ojukwu declared the Republic of Biafra in May 1967, Isaac Adaka Boro had declared the Niger Delta Republic in February 1966.

Thomas Jefferson was 44 while Sally Hemings was only 14 when this sexual relationship started. Today, it would be considered statutory rape.

Gambo Sawaba was an Amazon and an enigma in the 20th century Northern Nigeria. Right from the start, the major aspects of her character emerged very boldly.

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Patrice Lumumba became Congo's first prime minister just as Belgium, the colonial ruler of the region, was preparing to grant her independence on June 30, 1960.

A majority of Nigeria's 36 states got their names from rivers, urban legends, and acronym of major cities...

Sankara renamed Burkina Faso, or "land of the upright people", and introduce progressist policies that distanced his regime from other former French colonies.

In January 1967, representatives from the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Eastern Region met in Ghana to agree on what is now known as the Aburi Accord...

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At around 3:30 p.m. on August 26, 1993, Ernest Shonekan was sworn in as Nigeria’s new Head of State by Chief Justice Mohammed Bello.

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President Goodluck Jonathan promised to revive the Groundnut Pyramids but he failed to fulfil that promise until he left office in 2015.

In the United States of America, where Black History Month originated, it is also known as African American History Month.

The assassination of President William McKinley took place at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901.

Within 200 years, Native Americans lost their land, their history, their language, and their culture. It is the least discussed genocide in history.

Professor Chinua Achebe wrote in 1983 that “Nigeria cannot be the same again because Aminu Kano once lived here.”

Long before European colonization, Africa had its own forms of trade, science, art, and other measures of civilization.

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Ota Benga's story exposes the ills of racism, white supremacy and the inhumane abilities of humans in privileged positions.

Sarah Baartman was an African woman whose prominent feminine features subjected her to a life of harassment, slavery and objectification in Europe.

The assassination of President William McKinley took place at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901.

The March on Washington remains an inspiration for activists and advocates fighting for equality and human rights in the present day, even 60 years after.

The United States has witnessed a plethora of Black Race Massacres over the years. Millions of Black people have lost their lives due to racism...

The June 16, 1976, Soweto Uprising, a protest against the imposition of Afrikaans in schools, was a pivotal moment in the fight against apartheid.

On June 6, 2018, Buhari declared that Nigeria’s Democracy Day would be celebrated as a national holiday every year on June 12 instead of May 29.

The African Moors had a lasting impact on Europe's intellectual development and brought the continent from the Dark Ages into the Renaissance.

The assassination of Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968, had a profound impact on the civil rights movement, the United States and the world.

Thomas Jefferson was 44 while Sally Hemings was only 14 when this sexual relationship started. Today, it would be considered statutory rape.

As the Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello is still venerated by millions of Nigerians, especially among his kinsmen in Northern Nigeria.

Obafemi Awolowo rose to become the first Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria and the leader of the Action Group Party in the First Republic.

Malcolm X was one of the most prophetic revolutionary voices of the 20th century who was assassinated on February 21, 1965. He was just 39.

Murtala Muhammed remains the youngest Nigerian Head-of-State to die in office and the only one to die before the age of 40.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu allegedly labelled incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as an “ethnic bigot and a religious fanatic” in 2003.

On January 30, 1649, King Charles I of England was executed. It was an unprecedented trial and killing of a sovereign. It was a regicide.

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