Are you familiar with the African leader, Mansa Musa? Most people have never heard this name. However, he was an instrumental figure in early Europe’s expansion. This week – we highlight a lesser-known narrative about how Europe exploited African gold and labor in order to fuel its expansion.
- Howard French, historian, professor, journalism, Columbia University, author of Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World: 1471 to the Second World War.