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The colonial encounter
between Europeans and Africans
did not always end with Europeans triumphing.
Either at first, or later.
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#colonialism
#AfricanHistory
#Blackhistory
#BlackHistoryMonth2019
#Ethiopia
#Ethiopianwomen
#AfricanChristianity

Thread # is #Africanarchive
Check out this fascinating moment
in the history of
colonial encounters between Europeans and Africans:

From 1557 to 1632,
#Jesuit missionaries from Portugal and Spain
endeavored to convert the #Ethiopians
from their ancient form of #Christianity
to Roman #Catholicism
2/9
After fifty years of failing to convert Ethiopians,
the Portuguese sent a new group of Jesuits to Ethiopia in 1603,
including a priest named Pedro Paez,
whose diplomacy and sympathy for the
tenets of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
enabled him to convert the emperor.
3/9
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THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#WWII #WomensArmyCorps #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

Working on a dive bomber, 1943. Photo by Alfred T. Palmer

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
THREAD: As #TheShadowKingNovel gets ready to launch, follow me through moments in history & meet a few of the #women who helped to shape it.

#Army #nurses, Greenock, Scotland

#WWII #WomenInWar #AfricanAmerican
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My thread on “Whitewashing African History”... I have always been disappointed at the whitewashing of African history especially when you see how some of our famous heroes are transformed to look more white in popular culture. (1) #AfricanHistory
I also remember during my high school curriculum in Kenya, I was required to learn about the Industrial revolution, Christopher Colombus, Greek History etc, but Google taught me in my adulthood about Mansa Musa, the richest African man in history!!! #AfricanHistory (2)
I’m now trying to learn more about African history in my adulthood so that I can teach my children more than what I knew, I discovered one of the best keep secrets of the world.... @UNESCO’s General History of Africa Collection unesco.org/new/en/social-… #AfricanHistory (3)
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