African History

The history of Africa begins with the emergence of hominids, archaic humans, and—at least 200,000 years ago. Here at 54history we features a directory of short history of Africa, African history timeline, history of Africa audiobook, general history of Africa, African history facts, list of ancient African civilizations, who wrote a history of Africa, ancient Africa map, events, publications, organizations, and more.

Bill Cosby Finally Freed After His Case Was Overturned By the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
African History

Bill Cosby Finally Freed After His Case Was Overturned By the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

83-year-old William Henry Cosby Jr. was finally freed from prison after serving more than two years over sexual assault charges which was overruled by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The retired stand-up comedian, actor and author was sent to the State Correctional Institution Phoenix in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in September to three to ten years in jail on...

Enslaved Pregnant Women Were Often Beaten on the Belly
African History

How A Black Freed Woman Mary Jane Inherited The Properties of Robert Lumpkin Including The Devil’s Half Acre Jail House

1867 in Richmond, a Baptist minister, Nathaniel Colver was looking for an empty land where he could build a school for training Black ministers.  After long walks through the streets, he met amongst a group of Black people, a fair-faced freed woman who almost looked like a white woman, Mary Jane Lumpkin, who said she had a place that will serve as a school, according to the school history as written by Reverend Charles H. Corey.  Mary Lumpkin was the widow of...

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