The history of Africans on the Continent and in the Diaspora has been a paradox of incredible triumph in the face of tremendous human tragedy. This site serves as a portal to the vast and growing array of information on the Web and in other sources on the 800 million people of Africa as well as the millions of persons of African descent who live in Europe, Latin America, the West Indies and Canada.
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