The god Ausar (Osiris) was the central deity in ancient Kemet/Egyptian mortuary rituals. In Kemet mythology he is ruler of the Underworld and associated with resurrection. Ausar is also associated with agricultural renewal and is depicted as a man wrapped in bandages and holding the crook and the flail, both symbols of kingship. He also wears the White Crown a symbol of the South.
Prime Minister Imhotep was the first great multi-genius in history, flourishing around 5,000 BC, Imhotep was an African Third Dynasty Prime Minister for Pharaoh Djoser.
Mansa Musa I ascended the throne of Mali in 1312 AD. He ruled from 1312-1337 AD and was the richest ruler of the 14th century world. He is mostly remembered for his extravagant hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca with, according to the Arab historian al-Umari, 100 camel-loads of gold, each weighing 300 lbs, 500 slaves, each carrying a 4 lb. gold staff; thousands of his subjects, as well as his senior wife, with her 500 attendants.
Queen Nzinga Mbande was the 17th century queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms (now named Angola) of the Mbundu people in southwestern Africa. Queen Nzinga successfully defeated the Portugese on a number of occasions until. She resisted the Portuguese well into her sixties, personally leading troops into battle.
Elijah McCoy's inventions (specifically lubricators for steam engines) created a level of distinction which bears his name. The saying "real McCoy", meaning you want to "real thing", what you know to be of the highest quality, not an inferior imitation, may refer to Elijah McCoy. Machinists and engineers who wanted genuine McCoy lubricators may have originated the term, "the real McCoy".
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first internal operation when he saved a young Black man named James Cornish who was stabbed in the chest with a knife in 1893. Dr. Williams performed open heart surgey on Cornish and 51 days later Cornish walked out of the Provident Hospital completely recovered and lived for further 50 years. Local newspapers spread the word of this achievement and Williams received the acclaim he deserved.
African Political Leader
Marcus Mosiah Garvey was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-African movements. He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). He also founded the Black Star Line, which promoted the return of the African diaspora to their ancestral lands.
African History Scholar & Scientist
Cheikh Anta Diop was a Senegalese historian, anthropologist, physicist and politician who studied the human race's origins and pre-colonial African culture. He is considered one of the greatest African historians of the 20th century. His works include titles like "The African Origin of Civilization: Myth or Reality," "Civilization or Barbarism: An Authentic Anthropology," "Precolonial Black Africa" and "Black Africa: The Economic and Cultural Basis for a Federated State."
African History Scholar
John Henrik Clarke (born John Henry Clark), was a Pan-Africanist American-African writer, historian, professor, and a pioneer in the creation of Africana studies and professional institutions in academia starting in the late 1960s.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti is a singer-composer, bandleader, trumpet, saxophone, keyboard player, politician and one of Africa's most revered names.
Chinua Achebe, prominent Igbo writer, famous for his novels describing the effects of Western customs and values on traditional African society.
African History Scholar
Antonio Yosef Ben-Jochannan, also known as Dr. Ben, is an African American writer and historian. He is considered one of the more notable Afrocentric scholars.
African Nobel Prize Laureate
Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka was born on this day in 1934) is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be so honored.
African Sports Legend
Muhammad Ali, one of the most recognised of all world figures and the only man to ever win the heavyweight crown three times.
African Sports Legend
Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a ranked among the all-time greatest athletes in the women's heptathlon, as well as in the women's long jump. She won three gold, one silver and two bronze Olympic medals, in those events. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine voted Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century, just ahead of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
During the reign of King Shaka (1816-1828), the Zulu became the mightiest miliatary force in southern Africa, increasing their land holdings from 100 square miles to 11,500.
Afristoricals provides an interactive foundation for the successful development of Africans and African Culture. We use knowledge of African History to form the foundations for the future successful progress of Africa and Africans all over the world.
We use various educational and empowerment tools to assist Africans who wish to reconnect with their roots and understand the true essence of African History. Africans worldwide now have the rare opportunity to truly repatriate themselves from mental slavery and empower themselves with the root-knowledge required to succeed in their everyday lives.
In providing an interactive tool that helps Africans achieve African Knowledge, African Unity and African Economic Empowerment within your community every day of your lives. In order for real unity to be achieved, there needs to be a clear understanding of what Afristoricals is all about and how it can help you reach your personal goals, while achieving loyalty and unity to Africa and Africans all over the world.
“History”, as we know it today, suggests the only contributions Africans played was the role of slaves and poverty stricken souls unable to survive without the aid of colonialism. European anthropologists have also consistently denounced the relevance, or even the existence, of African History, preferring to follow the common misconception that has only evolved over the past 200 years – that Africans played no part in the development of human civilisation. Afristoricals will change all of that!
Afristoricals recognises the power and effects of positive historical knowledge, we only have to see how proud Europeans are of their history and how it uplifts them to their position of alleged superiority, regardless of the fact that their version of history is largely false. Therefore, it is imperative Africans recognise the truth about their history, so they too can be uplifted to our natural and truthful position of the bringers of the light of humanity and civilization.