A new and informative children’s book, Black History Boy, based on the childhood of the black history explorer and hero of the Black Archaeologist animated series. The Black History Book for kids deals with how and why as a young boy Black Archaeologist got interested in, and the reasons he made the teaching of the amazing history of black people all over the world his life’s mission.
Glossary of Black History Boy – Black History Book for kids
The Ashanti (or Asante), are the dominant ethnic group of a powerful 19th century empire and today one of Ghana’s leading ethnic groups. They used female warriors in their army and in the Kings guard.
The Maasai people live in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. The Lion hunt is a historical practice that played an important role in the Maasai culture.
The word Zulu means “Sky”.
In the early nineteenth century a young Zulu prince, Shaka, came onto the scene and combined most of the Nguni tribes into the powerful Zulu Nation.
Economically the Yoruba primarily engage in agriculture, with about 15% of the people employed as merchants or artists and craftsman.
The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza were built during the Old Kingdom. A unified kingdom was founded 3150 BC by King Menes, leading to a series of dynasties.
What is now northern Sudan in ancient times was the kingdom of Nubia. Egypt and Nubia were ethnically and culturally similar.
A black man named Matthew Henson, along with his fellow explorer, Robert Perry were the first to reach and discover the top of the world, the North Pole in 1909. Explorers had been trying and dying for centuries to accomplish this task. While most of Hensen and Perry’s party had to turn back because of the harsh Acrtic weather conditions, On April 6th 1909, Henson followed by Perry, finally reached their goal. Black history month.
Note (The two explorers; Henson and Perry are buried side by side in Arlington National Cemetery.)
1. – Forgotten NewsMakers, Matthew Hesson (1866-1955) First Person To Reach The North Pole.
First as regent, then pharaoh, a black woman of Egypt’s 18th dynasty, was ruler of Egypt from (1479 B.C. to 1458 B.C.) her reign is marked for long periods of peace, prosperity, building and restoring, temples to Egypt’s ancient gods, one of her most rememberable achievements was a trade mission she commissioned to the land of Punt, which many scholars say is probably in the area of the present day Somali after her death (1458 B.C,) many statues, reliefs, and murals with her likeness were destroyed, many say by the new pharaoh her nephew Thutmose lll, who’s power historians tell, was usurped by her.
Queen Hatshepsut Of Egypt will be making an appearance in the new Black Archaeologist animated episode ‘Way Black In Time #2’.
To find more information on the subject:
1. – Black History Studies, Educating The Community To Educate Themselves