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Tifinagh script by Fezzan Pics, via Flickr

Tifinagh script by Fezzan Pics, via Flickr

His Royal Majesty Alayeluwa  Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III (Iku Baba Yeye), Alaafin of Oyo is the Permanent Chairman, Oyo State Council of Traditional Rulers. A former insurance executive, he became the 43rd Alaafin of Oyo in 1970. A well-learned man and a custodian of the Yoruba culture, he attended St Gregory’s College Lagos 1954-59 and remains one of the most influential monarchs in Nigeria.

His Majesty Oba Lamidi Adeyemi - The Alaafin of Oyo - Collection @ The Royal Palace, Oyo, Nigeria Oil on canvas, x Painted by John Howard Sanden

Billy Bowlegs III (1862–1965) This Seminole Indian elder and historian, said to be a descendant of African American intermarriage with the Seminole, adopted the name of the legendary resistance fighter Billy Bowlegs II (1810–64). The “patchwork” pattern covering his turban expresses the influence of African ovpispisi (bits and pieces)—sewing typical of the Suriname Maroons and Ashanti who married into the tribe.

Influence of African Culture in America - Billy Bowlegs III Seminole Indian leader, was mixed African/Indian

African culture in black and white

African weddings, African bride, African wedding celebration In Africa, when a man and a woman want to be married, it usually involves the entire fami

Professor Rudolph T. Ware III is assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan. He has conducted extensive research in West Africa and teaches courses in Islam, history of Islam in West Africa, and African American history. He is also the author of the book WALKING QURAN which details Islam in West African cultures. He destroys the Afrocentric lies that Islam is a slave religion and that Islam was brought by sword

Islamic scholar DESTROYS Young Pharoah, Ankh, Shakka Ahmose, Seti, etc. on Islam and slavery

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by Alison Heller: A young Fulani/Peul woman is adorned with ceremonial dress by her father & uncle.

Africa | Nyimi Kok Mmabiintosh III - King of Kuba - D. R. Congo | © Daniel Laine.   Between the years of 1988 and 1991, French photographer Daniel Laine spent about 12 months on the African continent tracking down and photographing figures of royalty, and leaders of kingdoms.  During this time he managed to photograph 70 monarchs and descendants of the great African dynasties with his work on this series.

The Kings of Africa photographed by Daniel Laine

AFRICAN POTTERY - Mandinka People, Guinea, Large Honey Pot with ovoid base, tapered top with rolled rim, raised geometric decoration, in glazed umber clay.

AFRICAN POTTERY - Mandinka People, Guinea, Large Honey Pot with ovoid base, tapered top with rolled rim, raised geometric decoration, in glazed umber clay.

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