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#Docuhistory: History of Africa


Apr 23 2020


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Watch Party & Twitter Conversation

History of Africa

The Golden Stool - History of Africa with Zeinab Badawi

#Docuhistory with Trevor Getz and Judith Jeremie

PBS's History of Africa: The Golden Stool with Zeinab Badawi is the 14th episode in the BBC's History of Africa series and explores African history, culture, and heritage as told by Africans themselves. In this episode, Zeinab travels to Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire to learn about the history, myths, and legends of the Asante people ... Keep Reading

We invite teachers, parents, and students to use this page to view the episode and explore the related resources below as part of their curriculum or home-schooling.

The #docuhistory series aims to create an informal space where teachers, students, and historians can join together to watch a documentary and discuss teaching and learning about the film's subject matter. The series is organized by Joe Schmidt, New York City Department of Education, @HSGlobalHistory, in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

We held a viewing and Twitter discussion of this episode on April 23, 2020. You can browse the discussion by searching the #docuhistory hashtag or by checking in with discussion moderators Trevor Getz (@TrevorGetz4) and Judith Jeremie (@ChibiJu). The resources shared through this conversation have been gathered by Joe Schmidt.

Resource List

History of Africa: The Golden Stool with Zeinab Badawi | Watch on YouTube

General History of Africa (GHA)

A UNESCO Project

In 1964, UNESCO launched the elaboration of the General History of Africa (GHA) with a view to remedy the general ignorance on Africa’s history.

Learn About the Project

Using African History as a Tool for Change

TEDxEuston Talk by Zeinab Badawi

Zeinab Badawi shares the rich history of Africa, crystallising how vital it is to understand oneself and one’s history to move forward with pride.

Watch the Video

Impact of the Slave Trade: Through a Ghanaian Lens

World History Project

Three Ghanaian scholars give a sense of the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on the coast, the interior, and the far north of the region.

Watch the Video

African Kingdoms

A Collaboration Between the OCR Assessment Board and Toby Green, King's College London

"African Kingdoms" is an A level option offered by the OCR A Level board, which for the first time makes precolonial African history available to A level students.

Download the Course eBook (PDF)

Visit the Site

Gold in Asante Courtly Arts

By Alexander Ives Bortolot | Metropolitan Museum of Art Essay

Read the Article

'Willful amnesia': How Africans Forgot — and Remembered — Their Role in the Slave Trade

By Rupa Shenoy | The World

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Trevor R. Getz

San Francisco State University

Trevor R. Getz is a Professor of African and World History at San Francisco State University. His work focuses on social histories of nineteenth-century West Africa, history and comics, and history education. He is the author or co-author of eleven volumes, including Abina and the Important Men, which won the…...

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Judith Jeremie

Judith Jeremie is a New York City public high school history teacher and curriculum specialist. She tweets @ChibiJu. Bio Apr 2020...

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