Tens of millions of people of African descent live throughout the world, often in unsuspected places, mostly as a result of centuries of enslavement. The African Diasporan communities that resulted used knowledge and skills brought from Africa to contribute to the building of new societies. African technologies helped develop the Americas, and cultural commonalities unite African Diasporan communities in distant lands. Africans and their descendants preserved ancestral worldviews, forged new identities and created dynamic cultural forms that continue to enrich global civilization.
Afro-Venezuelan researcher at a conference in Luanda, Angola
Sultan Njoya making me a "grand dignitary" in the Bamum Kingdom
Afro-Brazilian priestess from Bahia visiting Yoruba king of Kétou
Wearing commemorative Queen Nzinga dress at UNESCO Conference
Presentation of documentary "Familiar Faces/Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora