Independent Historian

Sarah G. Dieleman graduated magna cum laude from Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a B.A. in History and Social Studies and a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies. Her research interests focus on the impact of colonialism on the African continent; the experiences of Black women and children throughout American slavery; and the intersection of race and policy in early America. She is passionate about using these histories to give context to present-day injustices in the United States, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Sam Mandi (a.k.a. Sam Sandi, 1895?-1937)

Afro-Polish soldier and professional athlete Sam Mandi was born in what was formerly known as the German colony of Kamerun (today the Republic of Cameroon), circa 1895. During World War I Britain and France occupied the colony and Mandi joined the French army where he … Read MoreSam Mandi (a.k.a. Sam Sandi, 1895?-1937)