The Nigerian Youth Movement (1934-1951)

Nnamdi Azikiwe as a Member of the Nigerian Youth Movement Image Ownership: Public Domain J.C. Vaughn, Ernest Ikoli, H.O. Davies, and Samuel Akinsanya founded the Nigerian Youth Movement (NYM) in 1934. Although based in Lagos, the NYM was the first Nigerian nationalist organization to promote … Read MoreThe Nigerian Youth Movement (1934-1951)

Movimento Negro Unificado (1978– )

Movimento Negro Unificado March, ca. 2000 Image Ownership: Public Domain The Movimento Negro Unificado (MNU) or Unified Black Movement, the most notable black civil rights movement in Brazil, was founded in São Paulo, Brazil in 1978 by Thereza Santos and Eduardo Oliveira de Oliveira. The … Read MoreMovimento Negro Unificado (1978– )

24th Infantry Regiment in Korea (1950-1951)

General Douglas MacArthur Inspecting the 24th Infantry Regiment at Kimpo, Airfield, Korea, February, 1951. Image Ownership: Public Domain Authorized by Congress in 1866 and activated on November 1, 1869, the 24th Infantry Regiment was one of four all-black regiments created after the Civil War.  The … Read More24th Infantry Regiment in Korea (1950-1951)

TransAfrica Forum (1977- )

TransAfrica President Bill Fletcher, actor Danny Glover and Other Delegates Attending Meeting in Venezula, 2004 Image Ownership: Public Domain TransAfrica was organized on July 1, 1977, as a non-profit organization that sought to give aid to predominantly black nations. Any concerns that dealt with the … Read MoreTransAfrica Forum (1977- )

The Coloured Hockey League of the Maritimes (1890s-1920s)

Nova Scotia is considered the place of origin of modern ice hockey. The quantity of natural ponds ideal for skating, combined with the British gaming tradition helped facilitate the geographic and social conditions necessary for the development and creation of the game now known as … Read MoreThe Coloured Hockey League of the Maritimes (1890s-1920s)

Tonton Macoutes (Milice Volontaires de la Securite Nationale – MSVN)

The Milice Volontaires de la Sécurité Nationale (MVSN), or the (Militia of) National Security Volunteers was a Haitian paramilitary force founded in 1958 to defend the autocratic and corrupt regime of François “Papa Doc” Duvalier. The MVSN, commonly known as the Tonton Macoutes, was notorious … Read MoreTonton Macoutes (Milice Volontaires de la Securite Nationale – MSVN)

Americo-Liberians

Americo-Liberians are Liberians of African American descent. They trace their ancestry to freeborn and formerly enslaved African Americans who immigrated to Liberia in the 19th century. In 1822, the American Colonization Society (ACS) established the Liberian colony on the West African coast to send freeborn … Read MoreAmerico-Liberians