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Video: Yoruba History: A Short Story Of Tragedy And Justice

The video we are about to share with you is a short real life story of tragedy and justice that happened in 1949. Watch, enjoy and learn:

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Culture History

Eze Oraeri and Attah of Igalla ‘Share The Same Ancestry’ (Photo)

A photo of Eze Oraeri and the Attah of Igalla shows that they wear the same symbol.

We have told you of the Olu Igbo people who have Igalla ancestry, the Aro Igbos who have partial Ibibio ancestry and so on.

In Onitsha Ado, Ogbe Oza and Ogbe Otu have confirmed Igalla ancestry.

Igbos are not a people with one ancestor. Rather, they are a group of people with one culture centred on the Igbo words and ancestry.

Igbo mma mma nu!

See tge pictorial evidence binding the Eze Oreri and Attah of Igalla here

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Civil Rights History

View Realistic Mural Of Harriet Tubman, Breaker Of Chains

Harriet Tubman was a heroic US Afro American woman who rescued many slaves during the slave era of the United States.

Her movement was metaphorically called the Underground Railway and many slaves rode on to their freedom.

According to Afro Americans of that era, Harriet Tubman comes around to rescue slaves in the thick of the night when normal people are alseep. She was that brave.

See photo of the extra realistic mural here.

One thing though: I would have preferred the mural to have a night time background not a day time background. Because most of her rescue operations were carried out at night.

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Culture History Igbo Content US Afro Americans

US Afro American Soldier Traces His Ancestry To Igboland, Takes Igbo Name

We at Igbodefender.com know that most Afro American people have Igbo ancestry. But it is always added confirmation when DNA confirms to an Afro American that their roots are in Igboland.

Of course, the matter is sometimes confusing when they trace the ancestry to various places that had Igbo slave colonies established by the slave traders to de-Igbocize Igbos before transporting them to the new world – places in today’s Angola, and Congo among others.

Join us in welcoming Mazi Akachukwu Okeke back to the Igbo family – that is his chosen name.

Special thanks to the Igbo Village in Virginia for organising events that lead to DNA testing to help our Afro American brothers retrace their Igbo roots.

Igbo Americans and US Afro Americans should support such efforts more.

More details here

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Culture History

Video: “The First Africans To See The White Man Land In Africa”

The Kru People of Liberia say they were never sold into slavery. They also say they were the first Africans to see the White man land in Africa.

They also claim to be from the Kwa language group which also has the Igbos and other ethnic groups.

Below is a mini documentary video (2.7mb) about this interesting tribe.

Do you believe the Kru were the first to see the White man land on African shores? Does your ethnic group have a similar claim?

Let us know in the comments.