The caravan stretched as far as the eye could see. Everywhere Mansa Musa went, he gave away gold. He gave it away as gifts, as charity to the poor and hungry, and spent it generously at markets. Stories of his altruism spread around the kingdoms of Africa, and legends were told of the great Empire of Mali. Showering people with gold wasn’t Musa’s only objective during his pilgrimage.
Political reasons were so that they could obtain power and economically, they wanted to make money through trade and new businesses. Moreover, Europeans ruled West Africa,
He wanted to show his commitment to Islam. Mansa Musa’s hajj influenced the world’s perception of West Africa because it showed how many people were Muslim and the amount of resources West Africa had. One perception of West Africa was that it was a very religious place. Many people believed Islam was important because of the amount of West Africans that went on Mansa Musa’s hajj. There were 60,000 people that attended hajj in the fourteenth century with Mansa Musa (Document A).
He also supported education and Islam so he had scholars set up schools and mosques in Mali. One of Mali’s most famous rulers was Mansa Musa. He did many things during his rule such as encouraging learning and the arts and even extended the boundaries of his kingdom. One of the most famous things he did in his rule was go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. According to a story, 500 slaves, 60,000 followers, and 80-100 camel loads went along with him.
A rich, white, straight, male has more chances to succeed than a poor, black, queer, female that lives in a third world country. This environmental factor plays into each of our lives. In the case of slavery, many individuals only had the chances that their masters allowed them to go after. In A Chosen Exile, many individuals tried to escape from persecution and move to an environment that allowed them to be happy. The location that we live can change who we are fundamentally to our souls.
Pharaoh Snefru was a kind king of the people in Ancient Egypt he had made a contract with the bedouin tribe to keep control over the mines and quarries in the desert areas of Sinai. Snefru had also led amazing military campaigns against the king of Nubia and the results of his actions against the nubian empire resulted in the gain of 7000 prisoners and 200000 oxen and sheep. Snefru was the first king to use the oval cartouche, as opposed to the rectangular serekh, to frame his name when it was written down. Pharaoh Snefru was liked so much that the people of Ancient Egypt called him the beauty maker because all he had brought to the mighty Ancient Egypt was justice and
Islam spread through trade. Muslim traders journeyed end to end of caliphate, exchanging good and information. Exchange brought Islam to west Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia. Mecca was a trade center because it was crossroads of the lucrative caravan trade. In Document A it shows the routes of the trade it expands to west Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia exchanging goods and information.
Around the time of the 15 and 16 century , Europeans started to immerse in the slave trade . “European traders had previously been interested in African nations and kingdoms such as Ghana and Mali , due to their sophisticated trading networks “ ( MLA East of England 2009) and their keen knowledge of trading networks, they wanted to trade something more valuable: humans . They took slaves from Western Africa to Europe and America . In the beginning, it was a small amount but the slave trade grew during the seventh and eighteenth centuries. Europeans who came to America were tempted to do something which happens to be owning their own land and were opposed to work for others .
Malcolm X increased the popularity of Black Nationalism- the belief and ideology that equality could only be achieved if there was an independent African American community. He gained most of his popularity through preaching for the Nation of Islam. He went on international trips and made foreigners in African and European countries aware of the hardships black people faced because of the racism in America. He caught America’s attention when he was on a week long radio broadcast. He was featured in “The Hate That Hate Produced,” which had Mike Wallace as the host of the broadcast.
Sundiata translated by D.T Niane is an epic about a legendary emperor who grew up from a crippled kid to powerful ruler who defeats evil and brings Mali into its golden age. In Mandinka culture, religion is used to make important decisions, including politics. Overview of the Mandinka People Location The Mandinka people were originally from Mali, but they migrated west