Kwanzaa begins

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Journalist Henry M. Stanley finds missionary David Livingstone in Africa

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  • The Search for Timbuktu

    Created September 24, 2012
    A waterfall deep in an African forest

    Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African Atlantic World

    This exhibition produced by The Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA and available at the National Museum of African Art online archive explores the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata, the world of water deities and their powers. It demonstrates how art both reflects and actively contributes to beliefs and religious practices revealing the potency of images to shape the lives of people, communities, and societies.

    A waterfall deep in an African forest

    Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and the African Atlantic World

    This exhibition from the Fowler Museum at UCLA explores the visual cultures and histories of Mami Wata, examining the world of water deities and their powers. It demonstrates how art both reflects and actively contributes to beliefs and religious practices, globalization, and capitalism. Most of all, it reveals the potency of images and ideas to shape the lives of people, communities, and societies.

    John Newton, slave ship captain turned preacher and author of “Amazing Grace,” born

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    July 24, 1725
    African American Union soldier, Civil War

    EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources

    In this special revised and updated feature for Black History Month, teachers, parents, and students will find a collection of NEH-supported websites and EDSITEment-developed lessons that tell the four-hundred-year old story of African Americans from slavery through freedom and citizenship to the presidency.

    Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

    World History for Us All

    World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

    Afropop Worldwide

    Afropop Worldwide — PRI

    This PRI series explores the vast variety of music that has African roots or influences, including Francophone nations as well as many Caribbean and Latin American countries. The series includes webcasts.

    BBC Mundo

    BBC Mundo: BBCMundo.com

    The site contains news of the world in Spanish. Advanced students. AP recommended.