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EXPERIENCE - EXPLORE - EMPOWER

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"It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten."                                   

The Akan People, Republic of Ghana

Introduction

Prior to the 1415 AD arrival of European colonizers, six West African empires rose to prominence. Separated from the rest of the world by the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert, each empire was fueled by trade, rich in gold, & developed complex technological, architecture,  academic, social and cultural achievements. 

the ghana empire

The Ghana Empire (short video)

Ghana was an international trading epicenter, religious and cultural cross-road of West Africa (300-1100 AD)

the mali empire

ORAL HISTORY OF MALI EMPIRE

Dr. Nubia Kai, PhD, Univ of Maryland (USA) lectures from her book, "Kuma Malinke Historiography: Sundiata Keita to Almamy Samori Toure." at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. , Feb 8, 2016

the songhai empire

The Kanem–Bornu Empire

(800-1893 AD)

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The Benin Empire

the nok valley civilization

1500 BC - 300 AD

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