Systemic Racism

Black historical figures who shook the world, from a warrior queen to a Mexican president

Black history is world history ... a depiction of multiracial 16th-century Portugal. Image: Berardo Collection, Lisbon

Joseph Losavio

Community Specialist, Infrastructure and Development Initiatives, World Economic Forum

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Mansa Musa, shown in the Catalan Atlas
Mansa Musa, shown in the Catalan Atlas

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A contemporary illustration of Queen Nzinga in negotiations with the Portuguese
Queen Nzinga in negotiations with the Portuguese

Alessandro de' Medici, as portrayed by Jacapo Pontormo
Alessandro de' Medici, as painted by Jacopo da Pontormo

A bust of Abram Petrovich Gannibal in Petrovskoye
A bust of Abram Petrovich Gannibal in the Russian town of Petrovskoye

Mississippi Senator Blanche Bruce
Blanche Bruce, Mississippi senator

Soldier and president Vicente Guerrero
Vicente Guerrero, soldier and president

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