African Beginnings

From the ancient kingdom of Kush, whose black pharaohs ruled Egypt for nearly a century, to the sixteenth-century empire of the Kongo, whose emperor was so powerful he was able to halt the trade in slaves for a number of years, the African continent rang with a series of glorious civilizations that have had a lasting impact on the world’s history, and on American culture.

AuthorsJames Haskins and Kathleen Benson
IllustratorFloyd Cooper
PublisherHarperCollins Publishers (Amistad Press)