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West Africans In Early America Exhibit
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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.

Presented in March 2012. The panels hang at: Click the image or name of the person to see more.


Francisco Menendez
Fort Mose, Florida

richard pierpoint

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