Tag AfricanHistory

Black Soldiers in WW1

We mark the importance of Armistice Day by holding one minute’s silence at 11am on the 11th November remembering those who fought and died during WW1. In secondary school, I visited Ypres in Belgium. The first stop was Flanders Field…

Breffu

Enslaved Africans were not able to voice out their opinions or be heard. This led to a lot of uprisings and rebellions; especially at the peak of the slave trade. One of the most captivating stories about a slave revolt…

Slavery and The Royal Navy

“You are to use every means in your power to prevent a continuance of the traffic in slaves.” Commodore Sir George Ralph Collier Slavery was one of Britain’s biggest earners, and there were many opposers in the country who did…

Pele

“His great secret was improvisation. He had an extraordinary perception of the game” Carlos Alberto Torres QUESTION: Who is the greatest ever footballer? Everyone has their own opinion, unfortunately I never made the list. I would’ve made it if it…

The Apprenticeship Laws 1832

When is a slave not a slave? When they are considered an apprentice! Around the 1830s, Great Britain had finally heard the campaigners and sided with the abolitionists. The government passed the bill to abolish slavery. SUCCESS!  Some Brits understood…