The Black Warriors of Europe
Photos by Wikipedia Users Kastelanka Praha, Gampe, Palickap, and Petr Vilgus
In the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic stands a trio of guardian statues.
Each wields a shield on the left arm and poses with a clenched fist, ready to strike at the enemy.
On their backs, they carry a quiver full of arrows.
A coat hangs over the right shoulder, fastened by a belt.
Their outfits are completed by feather skirts and headbands.
Their faces are animated with expressions of courage and confidence.
It is obvious that these are Black Africans.
But why are three Black men standing there in the middle of Europe so far from the African continent?
Who Was Vicente Guerrero?
This question was submitted to us recently by Calvin Ward.
Calvin wrote that he understood Guerrero was the second president of Mexico and that 'a[n] African/Mexican and a slave if I'm not mistake[n].' He also wrote that 'Vicente was once removed from slavery.'
As you can see I k[n]ow very little about [this] and only seen it in literature a few times. I do know he was beloved by the Mexican[s] but him being black made it to where they wouldn't let him be the first president and he won the second election only to be assassinated.
We referred the question to our Facebook group and here are the responses that we received...
HOW CATS RULED AFRICA
What do House Cats and Humans have in common?
Easy! They're both from Africa.
Yes, you read that right - YOUR CAT IS AFRICAN.
For many people around the world, Africa is the last place that comes to mind when they think about the common cat, but those fuzzballs have a long and complex history on the motherland.
Africa's Role in
Black Research Central
When Negritude Meets Pettitude.