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Sebastian Toral, the African warrior who helped Spain to conquer the New World in mid 1500s

Sebastian Toral, the African warrior who helped Spain to conquer the New World in mid 1500s

Sebastian Toral was one of the early Black conquerors in the New World. He played an instrumental role in how the Spanish conquered the southern Mexican state of Yucatán in the 1530s and 1540s.There is scanty information on where Toral was born or his early life but...
Enslaved people were kidnapped from all across Africa, rare look at DNA from colonial cemetery reveals | Live Science

Enslaved people were kidnapped from all across Africa, rare look at DNA from colonial cemetery reveals | Live Science

People enslaved during the 18th century in Charleston, South Carolina were kidnapped from all across Africa and denied the chance to be buried with kin, a new DNA analysis from a local cemetery has revealed. The findings, published Monday (Jan. 9) in the journal...
Spanish Armada hero Sir Francis Drake is CANCELLED by school named after him | Daily Mail Online

Spanish Armada hero Sir Francis Drake is CANCELLED by school named after him | Daily Mail Online

A primary school in London has voted to change its name due to the slave trade past of namesake Sir Francis Drake.Of the 450 parents, staff, pupils and local residents who voted, 88 per cent called for a name change.Students will be encouraged to enter a competition...
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