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The Real-Life Wakandans

Black History Quiz is a weekly celebration of the contributions and achievements of Africans and the
Black History Quiz
The Real-Life Wakandans
By Jim Stroud • Issue #49 • View online
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The Marvel Superhero and African King - T'Challa (also known as “The Black Panther”) rules the mythical African kingdom of Wakanda. Said country has never been conquered or enslaved by Europeans in its history. Did you know that there are real-life African descendants whose people have never been enslaved?
They were labelled as “difficult” and less valuable in the slave trade by slave traders as they strongly refused to be captured into enslavement. Being strong people who would never allow anyone to control them, the ______, who are indigenous to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast would rather fight or take their own lives than to be captured by Europeans. 
Who were these people (who still exist today)?
_____ in traditional African attire.
_____ in traditional African attire.
_____ in traditional African attire.
_____ in traditional African attire.
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Noted for their navigating skills along the west coast of Africa, this tribe made their living as fishermen and traders. History says their skills in both canoeing and surfing the strong ocean currents made them more valuable as traders and sailors on slave ships than as slave labour. They would later work on British merchant and warships in the 1700s. 
The Kru, in order to differentiate themselves from slave labour, were said to have tattooed their foreheads and the bridge of their nose with indigo dye.
Ever ready to fight for what belongs to them, it is recorded that in 1856 when part of Liberia was still known as the independent Republic of Maryland, the Kru, along with the Grebo people, a subgroup within the Kru ethnic group resisted efforts by Maryland settlers to control their trade. 
Today, the Kru tribe is one of the many ethnic groups in Liberia, comprising about 7 per cent of the population. It is also one of the main languages spoken and the people are major indigenous group players in socio-political activities in Liberia. [ Source
For further study:
Kru People: What You Need to Know About African Tribe that Refused to be Captured into Slavery | How Africa News
The Kru People : We Don’t Want To Be Slaves | The Mind's Eye – Musings of Will Saunders
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