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AAST 2023, Week 1 Notes


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African American Experience
Sara Riva
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Date Created: 08/27/16
8-26-16 AAST 2023: The African American Experience Lecture 3 Notes(Day 3) Africa: The Cradle of Humanity - Humanity began in Africa - Was known as the dark country up to 1950’s - Now it is known for its resources such as rice, gold, ivory African Climate and Topography - Desert, Rainforests, Grasslands - Over 2,000 languages are spoken in Africa Trade Routes - Traded goods and ideas( banking, islam, etc) - important to the growth of empires Ghanian Empire - 900-1100 AD(time period which it grows) - One ruler/ King (Tenkam) - Sonike People - VERY agriculture based - Famous for all of their gold - Traded goods through Sahara for spices and textiles - King started taxing imports to become more wealthy - 11th century came a drought that slowly killed off empire Mali’s Rise - 1200-1400 AD - Keita led revolt and took over Mali empire - This gave Mali control over internal trade routes - Mansu Musa ruled from 1312-1337 - Did a pilgrimage to Mecca and gave tons of throughout it - Europeans heard about it and began to think of ways to get the gold - 15th century Empire began to decline - After the civil war, multiple leaders take over Songhay Empire - Sonni slowly took control over Mali empire - Askia Muhammad was focused mostly on reforms like education - Traveled to indertand what he could do to help and improve Songhai empire - Created first EVER uniform system of banking - Askia reigned 1493-1529 - his son dethroned him Europeans began coming into Africa so it was difficult for any other empires to start up


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