Saheed Adejumobi

Academic Historian

Saheed A. Adejumobi is an Associate Professor in the Global African Studies Program and History Department at Seattle University. He has degrees in history from University of Lagos, University of Oregon, and the University of Texas at Austin, where he was awarded his Ph.D. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Adejumobi specializes in African and African American History, and African Diaspora intellectual and cultural traditions.  He is the author of The History of Ethiopia, a contribution to the Greenwood Histories of the modern Nations Series.

Haile Gebre Selassie (1973-)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Haile Gebre Selassie is regarded by many observers as the greatest Ethiopian long-distance runner of all time. He was born in the province of Arsi in central Ethiopia and was inspired by runners Abebe Bikila and Miruts Yifter. As a … Read MoreHaile Gebre Selassie (1973-)

The Pan-African Congresses, 1900-1945

  Speakers at The Pan African Congress, Brussels, Belgium,1921 Image Ownership: Public Domain In the nearly half century between 1900 and 1945 various political leaders and intellectuals from Europe, North America, and Africa met six times to discuss colonial control of Africa and develop strategies … Read MoreThe Pan-African Congresses, 1900-1945

Eshetu Chole (1945-1998)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Eshetu Chole was Ethiopia’s leading economist prior to his death in 1998. His research and publications encompassed an extraordinary breadth: agriculture, industrial and social development, fiscal policy, macro- and microeconomics, and human development at national and regional levels. He was also … Read MoreEshetu Chole (1945-1998)

Alexander Skunder Boghossian (1937-2003)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Born in Ethiopia in 1937, Alexander Skunder Boghossian first rose to prominence at the age of 17 when he won second prize for his painting at the Jubilee Anniversary Celebration of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie I.  The following year he was … Read MoreAlexander Skunder Boghossian (1937-2003)

Lt. Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937- )

Image Ownership: Public Domain Mengistu Haile Mariam, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Ethiopian Army, led a coup which ousted Emperor Haile Selassie from power in 1974.  Mengistu took control of the government and served as its Communist head of state in Ethiopia from 1977 … Read MoreLt. Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam (1937- )


Ethiopianism is an Afro-Atlantic literary-religious tradition that emerged out of the shared political and religious experiences of Africans from British colonies during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.  Ethiopianism linked Africa historically to the ancient classical era, challenging the then prevailing idea that the … Read MoreEthiopianism