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Haitian Revolution. First black republic, first independent nation in Latin America, and first nation to receive its independence with a successful slave revolt. #Ayiti

Queen Ahmose Nefertari, Nubian Egyptian Queen Black skin is thought to be due to her Ethiopian father and signified her true Nubian royal lineage. She became Queen of Egypt at the start of the 18th Dynasty. (1550 to 1525 BC)

Ancient Egypt: Queen Cleopatra. Cleopatra was a strong-willed Macedonian queen who was brilliant and dreamed of a greater world empire. She almost achieved it. Whether her way of getting it done was for her own desires or for the pursuit of power will never be known for certain.

The Royal Treatment: Beauty Products Inspired by Cleopatra

Fun Fact: Cleopatra’s eyeliner wasn’t just fashionable; the small doses of lead it contained were thought to prevent eye infections.

Queen Kawit, shown on her sarcophagus having her hair dressed, was one of the noble women believed to have been sent from Nubia to make diplomatic marriages with 11th dynasty pharaoh Mentuhotep II