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Historians often present African-American history as if it started when Africans boarded slave ships. And as the enslaved made contributions to the development of the United States, society either ignored their contributions or acknowledged their Blackness while ignoring their specific African heritage.

These panels present the history of several men and women who made contributions to the development of the United Sates during a time when many Europeans believed that Africans were incapable of intelligent thoughts. When providing their history, we included information about their specific African heritage to inspire Africa’s children at home and abroad.

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo benjamin banneker martin robison delany
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo Benjamin Banneker Martin Robison Delany

Lahmen Kebby (Old Paul)

richard pierpoint Hajji Omar ibn Sayyid
Lahmen Kebby (Old Paul) Richard Pierpoint
Hajji Omar ibn Sayyid
  phillis wheatley  
  Phillis Wheatley  
anna madgigine jai kingsley - kingsley plantation, florida francisco menendez - fort mose, florida

Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

Kingsley Plantation, Florida

Francisco Menendez
Fort Mose, Florida