a–fri–ca: “ Nana Oduro Numapau Essumeja, Paramount Chief of the Asante state of Essumeja, Asante, Ghana, 1979. The cloth seen here is of the type called akunitan or “cloth of the great.” This chief wears Islamic amulets around his ankles and as a...

LOOK: 27 Afro-Latinos Who've Shaped American Culture

A Puerto Rican writer and historian, Schomburg was active in researching and advocating for greater awareness of the important contributions by Afro-Latinos and black Americans to U.S. history.

The King and his gift

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