Black History

University of Bristol appoints history of slavery professor to interrogate its past
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Politics and Society University of Bristol appoints history of slavery professor to interrogate its past

The United Kingdom’s first black female history professor, Olivette Otele, is set to take on the role of interrogating the University of Bristol’s part in the transatlantic slave trade. She will help the university better understand its past as it struggles to keep up with its counterparts.

Ethiopia’s Imperial Palace opened to the public after more than a century
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Arts and Culture Ethiopia’s Imperial Palace opened to the public after more than a century

Ethiopia’s 40-acre Imperial Palace compound that has housed the country’s leaders and the troops for over a century has remained shrouded from the public since its establishment in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has however finally opened a portion of the compound to the public as a symbol of coming together and boost tourism.

Fawn Weaver starts American whiskey brand to honour the contribution of a slave master distiller
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Lifestyle Fawn Weaver starts American whiskey brand to honour the contribution of a slave master distiller

A 270-acre distillery is the first in U.S. history to honour Nathan “Nearest” Green an African American slave known as the Godfather of Tennessee whiskey and one of the few operated and owned by a black woman. It is reported that Jack Daniels of the popular whiskey brand learnt everything on the art of distillation and the operation of a whiskey still from this man.

Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop challenges monolithic black history
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African identities Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop challenges monolithic black history

In an exhibition titled “Liberty”, Omar Victor Diop reinterprets defining moments of historical revolt and black struggle in Africa and the diaspora. His images challenge monolithic history-telling of roles such as African railway workers, French migrants, Second World War soldiers, Jamaican maroons and members of the Black Panther Party.