Queen Nzingha (1582–1663)

Queen Nzingha

Angolan woman who became ruler after the death of her brother in 1624.

She gave many positions of leadership in her government to other women.

When she led her troops in battle she dressed as a man. She maintained a powerful resistance against a Portuguese conquest of her country, it being only after her death that the Portuguese slave trade expanded.

Black People Who Changed the World

What is Black History Month?

Here we detail some of the ideas and history behind the annual celebration.

Events By Year

Date Title
2016 Norfolk Black History Month
2015 Norfolk Black History Month
2014 Norfolk Black History Month
2013 Norfolk Black History Month
2012 Norfolk Black History Month
2011 Norfolk Black History Month
2010 Norfolk Black History Month
2009 Norfolk Black History Month

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