Thomas Fuller; African slave and mathematician 1710-1790. | In most discussions of people with extraordinary powers of mental calculation, there is some mention of Thomas Fuller, an African, shipped to America in 1724 as a slave at the age of 14. He was born in 1710 Africa somewhere between present day Liberia and Benin. Late in his life his remarkable powers of calculation made him a tool of abolitionists due demonstrate blacks are not mentally inferior to whites. [Read more...]
Liberia Facts, History, Culture, Folktales, and Geography
This map shows the Scramble for Africa in action when almost all of the European countries were invading, occupying, and claiming parts of Africa during 1881 to 1914. It became a land grab especially after the discovery of valuable resources. (History)
Heavy sword (1800s)Used primarily by the Kru people in Liberia (western Africa). This heavy-bladed sword is sharpened on both edges, allowing it to be used for slashing and chopping attacks. The blade?s weight may have been a disadvantage for military uses, but allowed it to double as an effective tool in the thick forests of western Africa.