Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Creation of the Abyssinian Congregational Church – 1835 – American Ethiopianism

The Creation of the Abyssinian Congregational Church – 1835.   — PURE ETHIOPIANISM in Nineteenth Century America —- —————————————————————————- The influence of the Abyssinians(Ethiopians) in United States history and their direct and indirect influence in the abolionist movement leaves my … Continue reading

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A letter penned from inside the Magdala Fortress – September 16, 1866

— On this date on September 16,  1866, a letter was penned and signed from the Magdala fortress by a British woman being held captive by Emperor Tewodros II.  The captive was among dozens being held in a drama that would … Continue reading

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Ras Imru’s “colorful” moment in Washington

  On this date in September 20th, 1948,  the Associated Press reported  that “the Ethiopian Legation rejected as “unacceptable” today the state Department explanation of an incident in which the Ethiopian minister was asked to change seats at the science … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Chess and the tale of the rare valued Ethiopian chess set

— On this date on September 20th, 2000, it was reported by the British Telegraph that a rare chess set depicting the warring armies of Italian Benito Mussolini and Emperor Haile Selassie would be up for grabs on the auction … Continue reading

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Aethiopica

Aethiopica It is considered one of the great classics of ancient Greece. Aethiopica, or an Ethiopian Story, was written by Heliodorus of Emesa. Its believed the work was written in the third century B.C. but was found intact only during the … Continue reading

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Washington D.C.’s first Ethiopian residents — A Zebra named Dan

—Washington D.C.’s first Ethiopian residents — A Zebra named Dan finds his home in DC —  On this date on November 24, 1904, an Ethiopian Grevy’s Zebra Stallion named Dan arrived at his new home at the National Zoo in … Continue reading

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Mr. Ethiopian , Your Not Special Any More!

On November 21, 1991 the United States formally suspended its amnesty for Ethiopian and Eritrean refugees. The decision was in light of the overthrow of the Derg government back in May of that year. The United States included Ethiopians both … Continue reading

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