Bantu peoples settled most of Africa south of the Sahara by A.D. 300.
Some women in early Africa served as soldiers and political leaders. Queen Nzinga ruled in southern Africa.
This colorful blanket is made from Kente cloth. Its name comes from an African word that means "basket."
Griots, such as this woman, often accompany themselves on a stringed instrument called a kora.
The slave trade carried enslaved Africans to different parts of the world.