Western historians have done a great disservice to African history in more ways than one. While European nations have been thoroughly covered — and exalted — the rich and fascinating legacy of African kingdoms has been largely ignored by academics.
This intentional oversight can be attributed to a number of factors, but the primary reasons are racial bias and lackluster fieldwork on the African continent.
For example, empires like the Bornu, which flourished in present-day northeastern Nigeria from 1380–1893, dominated the region occupying current-day Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
And that is just one of nine. Atlanta Black Star‘s latest original will introduce viewers to more kingdoms that are rarely discussed.