Ruth V. Washington (1921-1990)

"Image Ownership: Public Domain" Ruth V. Washington, a lifelong Republican, was appointed by President George Herbert Walker Bush as U.S. Ambassador to Gambia on November 21, 1989.  Washington was a rare “political” appointee, meaning she was not a member of the U.S. Foreign Service for … Read MoreRuth V. Washington (1921-1990)

Songhai Empire (ca. 1375-1591)

The Empire of Songhai Image Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Songhai Empire was the largest and last of the three major pre-colonial empires to emerge in West Africa.  From its … Read MoreSonghai Empire (ca. 1375-1591)