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Joseph Britto

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Transcript of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-HfiryNoXY

Black Queens: Past and Present
Cleopatra VII
Harriet Tubman
Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama
Cleopatra was the last of a series of rulers called the 'Ptolemies' who ruled egypt for nearly three-hundred years.

Cleopatra V11 was well educated and clever. Cleopatra was multilingual and served as dominant ruler in all three of her co-regencies

Cleopatra V110 was the daughter of Ptolemy X11 and Cleopatra V Tryphaneaa.

In 51 BC, after the death of her father, Cleopatra rose the phrone at 18 years old. Accompanying her as co-regent was her 10 year old brother Ptolemy X111.
Harriet Tubman was born in
Dorchester County, MD.

She died on March 10th, 1913
in Auburn, NY.

Tubman was one of the most
distinguished abolitionists, conductors,
activits and spies during the time.

Mrs. Tubman fled to Pennsylvania in 1849 to
succesfully attain her freedom.
Michelle Obama graduated magna
cum laude with a degree in sociology
at Princeton.

She is one of only three first ladies to
have a graduate degree.

She excelled as a student throughout
life. Mrs. Obama was placed in gifted classes
throughout her schooling.
Why is African History relevant to African American youth?

Because an African American youth who knows he is descended from the people who gave humanity and science to world, who knows that he is descended from royalty, is not likely to shoot his brother or brutalize his sister. The young African-American sister who knows that God was first worshipped in the form of a Black woman will not allow herself to be called a bitch.

- Dr. Runoko Rashidi
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