Africa's early Ambassadors to Europe

Ambassador Antonio Manuel, appointed by Kongo (Angola) to Rome in 1604

Antonio Manuel

Long before Portuguese navigators somehow "discovered" an isolated and supposedly "primitive" people in the 15th century and long before English settlers arrived at Jamestown, Va., in 1607,  sophisticated African kingdoms existed and maintained complexed relations with Europe, including formal diplomatic relations with European kingdoms, as equal parties, to regulate matters such as trade.  

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Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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