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Du Bois Garvey Harlem Renaissance Rosa Parks Decolonization Hurston Mandela Negritude Eric Williams Nkrumah Lumumba Pan-Africanism SNCC Black Power Independence Civil Rights MPLA Manley McKay Ella Baker

By the end of the 19th century, Africans and peoples of African descent—except Ethiopians, Haitians, and Liberians—were living under some form of European colonial domination. The history of Africa and its Diaspora was dismissed as insignificant at best, inexistent at worse. Black cultures were ridiculed, stereotyped, and scorned.

But over the course of the last 100 years black peoples the world over launched epic struggles for freedom, civil rights, and independence.

As a result European colonial regimes have collapsed, independent African and Caribbean nations have emerged, racial segregation in the U.S. has been overthrown, and apartheid in South Africa is a thing of the past.

In their exuberant dynamism and creativity, African and African Diasporan cultures have emerged as dominant artistic expressions around the globe.

The social, political, economic, and cultural transformations that took place in the 20th century have paved the way for major positive developments in the post-colonial, post-segregation, post-apartheid first decade of the 21st century.

Africana Age retraces this turbulent history of challenges, tragedies, and triumphs.