Cheikh Anta Diop University (1957–)

Class at Cheikh Anta Diop University Image Ownership: Public Domain Cheikh Anta Diop University or Université Cheikh Anta Diop (UCAD), located in Dakar, Senegal, is among the largest universities in French-speaking West Africa. The UCAD has a relatively long history as it has evolved from … Read MoreCheikh Anta Diop University (1957–)

Tirailleurs Senegalais (1857– )

Tirailleurs Senegalais in World War I France Image Ownership: Public Domain The Tirailleurs Senegalais were West African Colonial Army troops who fought for the French during World War I, World War II, and in numerous conquest, police, and colonial counterinsurgency operations. Despite the name, the … Read MoreTirailleurs Senegalais (1857– )

Ligue Universelle pour la Défense de la Race Noire (1924)

George Marke, Prince Kojo Tovalou-Houenou, and Marcus Garvey, 1924 Image Ownership: Public Domain The Ligue Universelle pour la Défense de la Race Noire (LUDRN) was a Pan-African association created on April 30, 1924, by Kojo Tovalou Houénou, known as Tovalou, descendant of the last king … Read MoreLigue Universelle pour la Défense de la Race Noire (1924)

Félix Houphouet-Boigny (1905-1993)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Félix Houphouet-Boigny was born near Yamoussoukro, the southern part of the Ivory Coast, on October 18, 1905. His father was a Boulé tribal chief and a wealthy cocoa farmer. At five years old, Houphouet-Boigny inherited his father’s chief status and … Read MoreFélix Houphouet-Boigny (1905-1993)