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BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2015

THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 2015

Today marks the first day of Black History Month, initially Americans have recognised black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and later as "Black History Month." What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when the tradition originated. Although blacks have been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it was not until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in the history books.

To celebrate black history month, OH TV will be paying homage to historic African Kingdoms and icons in black history throughout the month.

Kicking off Black History Month we have a fact file dedicated to ‘The Kingdom Of Kush’...

 

The Kingdom of Kush is now located today as Northern Sudan

Established: 1070 BC

Distablished: AD 350

The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient Africankingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nileand River Atbarain what is now the Republic of Sudan.

The Kingdom of Kush was established post ‘Bronze Age collapse’ and centered at Napata during its early stages. Once King Kashta invaded Egypt in the 8th Century BC the Kushite Kings ruled as pharaohs of Egypt for a century, until Psamtik expelled them in 656 BC.

By the 1st century AD, the Kushite Capital had been captured by the Beja Dynasty, who tried to revive the empire. The Kingdom of Kush was eventually captured and burnt to the ground by the Kingdom of Axum.

Be sure to check out the OH TV website weekly for more news on historic African Kingdoms and black icons in history as a apart of Black History Month 2015!

 

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