Derrick Brooms

Academic Historian

Derrick Brooms is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Task Force Member for the African American Male Initiative Program at the University of Louisville. He also serves as faculty affiliate to the Student African American Brotherhood. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Loyola University Chicago and his B.A. degree in African and African American Studies at the University of Chicago. His current research investigates representations of African Americans in museums and the lives and educational experiences of Black men.


Rabat, Morocco (10th century- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Rabat is the capital of Morocco and is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. The city was made the administrative capital after the French invaded and occupied Morocco in 1912. Rabat is also one … Read MoreRabat, Morocco (10th century- )

Tunis, Tunisia (9th century BCE- )

Tunis is the largest city and capital of Tunisia. The city, which is situated on a Mediterranean Sea Gulf at the Lake of Tunis, is divided into two sectors: the old, walled, Muslim city (the medina), and the modern European quarter. The old sector neighbors … Read MoreTunis, Tunisia (9th century BCE- )

Mbabane, Swaziland (1887- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Mbabane is the capital of Swaziland and is located on the Mbabane River and its tributary the Polinjane River in the Mdimba Mountains. It is the second largest city in the country. The city’s name comes from an African Chief, Mbabane … Read MoreMbabane, Swaziland (1887- )

Maseru, Lesotho (1869- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” Maseru is the capital of Lesotho as well as its largest city. Maseru, a Sesotho word, means “place of the sandstone.” The city is situated along the west central border between Lesotho and South Africa on the Calderon River.  The 2006 … Read MoreMaseru, Lesotho (1869- )