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Black past and the world (BP Fundraiser, Oct. 26, 2019)

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Quintard Taylor's presentation at the 2019 Even in Sweden BlackPast fundraising gala.

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Black past and the world (BP Fundraiser, Oct. 26, 2019)

  1. 1. BlackPast and The World One Hundred Images from Global African History Their Stories can be found on BlackPast.org The Swedish Club Seattle Washington Saturday, October 26, 2019
  2. 2. BlackPast Mission Statement
  3. 3. SUDAN Kandake Amanirenas, 55-10 B.C.E., Queen of Kush who successfully resisted conquest by the Roman Empire.
  4. 4. NIGER A 1700 Drawing of the Court at the Kanem-Bornu Empire (ca. 850-1900)
  5. 5. HONDURAS Kenia Martinez (1988-- ), Miss Honduras, 2010.
  6. 6. BENIN Ahosi (Amazons) of Dahomey, ca. 1700-1892. Elite Corps of 5,000 Women Soldiers.
  7. 7. JAPAN Yasuke (1555- ? ), First Known Samurai Warrior of African Descent.
  8. 8. SUDAN Surviving Children of the Darfur Genocide, 2003.
  9. 9. COTE D’ IVORIE President & Mrs. Felix Houphouet-Boigny and President & Mrs. John F. Kennedy at First State Dinner in the White House for Visiting Head of State in the Kennedy Administration, 1961.
  10. 10. KENYA President Jomo Kenyetta (1894-1978) and Thurgood Marshall, Future U.S. Supreme Court Justice, during Marshall’s Visit to Kenya, 1967.
  11. 11. SENEGAL Classroom at Cheikh Anta Diop University founded in 1957 and named after the leading scientist of Africa.
  12. 12. ISRAEL The Beta Israel, former Ethiopian Jews in Israel.
  13. 13. GUYANA Demerara Rebellion, 1823. Second largest revolt of the enslaved after the Haitian Revolution.
  14. 14. PARAGUAY The Abraham Lincoln School in the Afro- Paraguayan Village of Emboscada (1740-Present).
  15. 15. PAPUA NEW GUINEA The 93rd Infantry, Black U.S. Soldiers Fighting the Japanese in World War II.
  16. 16. FRANCE Tirailleurs Senegalese (Senegalese Soldiers) in France in World War I.
  17. 17. TANZANIA Maji Maji Uprising (1905-1907) Beginning of the Tanzanian Independence Movement.
  18. 18. NORWAY Iman Kerigo (1992-- ), Miss Norway, 2010.
  19. 19. EGYPT Duse Muhamad Ali (1866-1945) Egyptian Independence Movement Leader.
  20. 20. MALI Mansa Musa (1280-1337) Emperor of the Mali Empire, the largest medieval empire in sub-Saharan African.
  21. 21. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Trinidad-born Edward L. Miles (1939-2016) was one of the first scientists to warn about climate change.
  22. 22. NETHERLANDS Ghanaian-born Jacobus Capitein (1717-1747), was one of the first black students to graduate from a European University, began his studies at the University of Leiden in 1737, completing his degree in 1742.
  23. 23. BELGIUM The Pan-African Conference, Brussels, 1921.
  24. 24. BOLIVIA President Evo Morales with Afro-Bolivians.
  25. 25. ETHIOPIA Emperor Haile Selassie Speaking Before the League of Nations, 1936.
  26. 26. NAMIBIA Battle of Waterberg, 1904 The Battle, initially a defeat of the German Army by the Herero People, led to the subsequent massacre of 60,000 Herero.
  27. 27. COTE D’ IVOIRE Didier Yapi (1976-2015) Computer and Software Designer. Among his many inventions was the “invisible keyboard.”
  28. 28. CANADA Drake (1986-- ), one of the leading rap artists in the World.
  29. 29. BlackPast By the Numbers Growth of Visitors to BlackPast.org 2007-2019 (According to Google) Unique Total 2007 166, 421 199,645 2010 1,120,280 1,316,247 2015 3,385,802 4,473,287 2018 4,615,133 4,670,773 Life of Website (Since Feb. 1, 2007): 29,056,818 32,622,719
  30. 30. BlackPast By the Numbers Nations and Cities Which Sent the Most Visitors to BlackPast.org, Since Jan. 1 (According to Google) Nations: 1. United States 2,939,043 2. United Kingdom 79,757 3. Nigeria 63,764 3. Canada 63,110 5. South Africa 30,021 6. Australia 25,635 7. India 18,735 8. Germany 16,533 9. Kenya 12,015 10. France 12,850 Cities: 1. New York 143,581 2. (not set) 118,995 3. Chicago 87,213 4. Los Angeles 63,663 5. Washington, D.C. 63,068 6. Atlanta 60,585 7. Lagos (Nigeria) 48,892 8. Houston 47,651 9. Philadelphia 44,339 10. Dallas 40,225 13. Seattle 26,901
  31. 31. The Global Reach of BlackPast.org Nations that Have Not Sent Visitors to BlackPast Since Jan. 1: North Korea and The Central African Republic
  32. 32. NORTH KOREA Dennis Rodman (1961— ). Rodman Meets Kim Jong-un, 2013 in Pyongyang.
  33. 33. ECUADOR Children of the Chota Valley.
  34. 34. CHINA Earl Whaley Band (from Seattle) in Shanghai, 1937.
  35. 35. ZAMBIA The nation that is now Zambia comprised the central region of the Monomutapa Empire (1750-1917)
  36. 36. GREAT BRITAIN-ENGLAND John Blanke, Musician in the Court of Henry the VIII, ca. 1520.
  37. 37. PERU Martin de Porres (1579-1639), Patron Saint of Social Justice. First black saint of the Catholic Church
  38. 38. LIBERIA Ellen Sirleaf Johnson (1938- ). President of Liberia (2006-2017) First Woman to Lead an African Nation in the Modern Era.
  39. 39. URUGUAY Andrea Aguyar (1810-- 1849) Leader of 5,000 Black and Multiracial Soldiers in the Uruguayan Civil War, 1842-1848.
  40. 40. BRAZIL Marielle Franco (1979-2018) Assassinated LGBTQ Activist.
  41. 41. RWANDA Museum in Kigali, Rwanda Dedicated to that Nation’s Holocaust, 1994,
  42. 42. SOUTH AFRICA Nelson and Winnie Mandela at their Wedding, 1957.
  43. 43. CANADA Nova Scotia Black Hockey Team, 1910. They Helped Create the Modern Game of Professional Ice Hockey.
  44. 44. ARGENTINA Black Cowboys on the Pampas, ca. 1820.
  45. 45. GREECE African Head on a Greek Coin, ca. 450 B.C.E.
  46. 46. GREAT BRITAIN-SCOTLAND Ada Wright, Mother of Two of the Nine Scottsboro Boys, in Glasgow, 1932.
  47. 47. CHILE Juan Beltran de Magana (1537-1579) One of the Spanish Conquistadores of Chile.
  48. 48. GERMANY Afro-Jewish Artist Josef Nassy (1904-1976) Survivor of Nazi Concentration Camps in Belgium and Germany during World War II.
  49. 49. UGANDA Makerere University, Founded 1922. The first modern university in East Africa.
  50. 50. TURKEY Sait Sokmen (1942- ) Choreographer of the Turkish State Opera and Ballet.
  51. 51. ZIMBABWE Newlyweds Robert and Sally Mugabe, 1951.
  52. 52. ETHIOPIA Saint Yared, 505-571 A.D. Earliest composer of Ethiopian Christian Music.
  53. 53. GERMANY Statue of Anton Wilhelm Amo and his wife at the University of Halle. In 1734 Amo, a native of Guinea, became the first person of African ancestry to receive a Ph.D.
  54. 54. PORTUGAL Francisca Van Dunem (1955- ) Portugal’s Minister of Justice, 2015-2017.
  55. 55. INDIA Malik Ambar (1548-1626) Ruler of Southern India, 1600-1627.
  56. 56. BURKINA FASO Ouagadougou, Capital of Burkina Faso, Founded in 1450.
  57. 57. CUBA Fidel Castro and Joe Louis Discussing African American Tourism to Cuba, 1959-1960.
  58. 58. PORTUGAL Musicians in Lisbon, Portugal, 1522.
  59. 59. NIGERIA Fela Ransom-Kuti (1938-1997)
  60. 60. BELGIUM Osceola McKaine (1892-1955), Third from Left with the Staff of His Supper Club in Brussels, 1920-1941.
  61. 61. BURKINA FASO Thomas Sankara (1949-1987) President of Burkina Faso (1983-1987).
  62. 62. PERU Nicomedes Santa Cruz (1925-1992), Public Intellectual.
  63. 63. SENEGAL Youssou N’Dour (1959- ).
  64. 64. TANZANIA The Sultan of Zanzibar and His British Advisors, 1900.
  65. 65. ANGOLA Queen Nzinga of Angola (1583-1663) Meeting the Portuguese Governor of the Kongo, 1622.
  66. 66. KENYA Nairobi, Kenya, Founded in 1889.
  67. 67. DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (ZAIRE) Patrice Lumumba (1925–1961). First prime minister of the Congo, assassinated in 1961.
  68. 68. GREAT BRITAIN-WALES Shirley Bassey (1937--) Best Known as the Singer of the Goldfinger Movie Theme, 1965.
  69. 69. PALAU Black Marines Fighting on Peleliu Island, 1944.
  70. 70. IRAN Valerie Jarrett (1956- ), Senior Advisor in the Obama Administration, was born in Shiraz, Iran.
  71. 71. JAPAN Martin Luther King’s Why We Can’t Wait from the Black Studies Association of Japan, founded 1954.
  72. 72. LIBERIA The Second Liberian Civil War (1999-2003).
  73. 73. NETHERLANDS “Portrait of a Moor” by Dutch Painter Jan Mostaert, 1525.
  74. 74. RUSSIA Duke Ellington Mobbed by Russian Jazz Fans, 1971.
  75. 75. BRAZIL Soccer Sensation, Pele [Edson Arantes do Nascimento] (1940-- ).
  76. 76. CAPE VERDE Praia, Capital of Cape Verde, founded in 1615. The first black settler in Seattle, Manuel Lopes, was born here.
  77. 77. CHINA: U.S. and Chinese Soldiers Plant Flags Upon Completion of the Ledo Road from India to China in 1945.
  78. 78. GERMANY Gustav Sabac el Cher (1868-1934) German Army Regimental Band Meister, 1895-1909.
  79. 79. FRANCE General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas (1762-1806) General in the French Army of Napoleon I.
  80. 80. VIETNAM Tirailleurs Senegalais (Senegalese Soldiers) in the Indochina War, 1947-1954.
  81. 81. SUDAN The Pyramids of Meroe, Built ca. 200 B.C.E.
  82. 82. IRAQ Black Soldiers in Iraq, ca. 1100.
  83. 83. SWITZERLAND NBA Basketball Player, Thabo Sefolosha (1984- ).
  84. 84. NIGERIA Hakeem Olajuwon (1963- ).
  85. 85. UZBEKISTAN Mississippi-born Oliver Golden (1887-1940) helped develop the type of hybrid cotton now grown throughout the region.
  86. 86. TURKEY Ahmet Çelikten (1883-1969) First Black Fighter Pilot in World War I.
  87. 87. TURKMENISTAN Langston Hughes (left) in 1932.
  88. 88. UZBEKISTAN W.E.B. DuBois Greeting Delegates at the Afro-Asian Writers Conference, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1958.
  89. 89. TOGO Lome, Capital of Togo, Founded in 1880.
  90. 90. ISRAEL Pnina Tamno-Shata (1981- ) Member of the Israeli Knesset (The Israeli National Assembly).
  91. 91. CANADA Mayann Francis (1946- ), First Black Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia.
  92. 92. RUSSIA Fyodor Fyodorovich Tomas (Mississippi-born Frederick Bruce Thomas, 1872-1928) Owner of Moscow Nightclubs in Pre-World War I Russia.
  93. 93. CANADA Emory Barnes (1929-1998) Speaker of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly, 1994-1996.
  94. 94. SOUTH KOREA Former NFL Star Hines Ward with His Mother, Young He, in South Korea, 2006.
  95. 95. ITALY Michele Amatore (1826-1883) Fought in Three Wars of Italian Independence Between 1848 and 1866. Rose to the Rank of Captain and later suppressed banditry in Southern Italy and Sicily. Was Made a Knight of the Crown of Italy.
  96. 96. POLAND John Abraham Godson (1970- ) Member of the Polish Parliament. In 2004 he became the first person of African ancestry to win elective office in Poland.
  97. 97. GREAT BRITAIN-ENGLAND Piercefield House, the English Home of Nathaniel Wells (1779- 1852) Wells was the High Sheriff of Monmouthsire, 1818-1830.
  98. 98. UZBEKISTAN Former Seattle Resident Pamela L. Spratlen (1954--) is currently U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan.
  99. 99. FINLAND Lola Odusoga, (1977— Miss Finland, 1996, Miss Scandinavia, 1997.
  100. 100. PALESTINE The British West Indies Regiment in Palestine, 1917.
  101. 101. UKRAINE St. Louis-born Entertainer Pearl Hobson (1879-1930). Hobson Poster, 1900.
  102. 102. NICARAGUA Loria Raquel Dixon Brautigam (?---). In 2006 Brautigam became the first black member of the Nicaraguan National Assembly.
  103. 103. GREAT BRITAIN-ENGLAND Meghan Markle (1981-- ), Duchess of Sussex, 2018-
  104. 104. FRANCE Joseph De Bolonge, Saint Georges Le Chevalier (1745-1799), Classical Music Composer and Fencing Champion.
  105. 105. SLOVENIA John Kitzmiller (1913- 1965). In 1957 Kitzmiller won the best male actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his work in the Slovenian Film: Valley of Peace.
  106. 106. VENEZEULA Jose Prudencio Padilla Lopez (1784-1828) Navy Admiral and Independence Leader of Venezuela.
  107. 107. JAMAICA Queen Nanny of the Maroons (? – 1733) 18th Century Jamaican Resistance Leader.
  108. 108. DENMARK Giancarlo Esposito (1958-- ) Esposito, the actor, was born in Copenhagen.
  109. 109. BRAZIL Frente Negra Brasileira (1931-1938) The first major civil rights organization in Brazil.
  110. 110. MAURITANIA The Almoravid Empire (1040-1147). Earliest African empire to control parts of Europe.
  111. 111. POLAND George Bridgetower (1780-1860) The Classical Music Composer was born in Poland.
  112. 112. FRANCE Severiano de Heredia (1836-1901) In 1879 de Heredia became the first black mayor of Paris.
  113. 113. GUATEMALA Marva Weatherhorn (1983-- ) Weatherhorn was named Miss Guatemala, 2004.
  114. 114. COLOMBIA Quibdo, Colombia (1648-- ) Largest Predominately Black City in Colombia.
  115. 115. CUBA Partido de Independiente de Color (1908-1912).
  116. 116. SPAIN Salaria Kee O’Reilly (1913-1991). Ohio-born Nurse in the Spanish Civil War, 1936- 1939.
  117. 117. NEPAL Sophia Dannenberg (1972--) First Black Woman to Climb Mount Everest, 2006.
  118. 118. AUSTRIA 761st Tank Battalion (1942-1945) Entering Austria, 1945.
  119. 119. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Haitian Invasion and Occupation of the Dominican Republic, 1801-1844.

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