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Posts published in “Black Diaspora”

News, discussion and opinion on various topics or issues related to the past and current history and culture of the Black Diaspora.

Yasuke, the Black Samurai

Japan is not a place one would usually associate with immigrants from Africa or the Caribbean. Yet in the late 16th century Japan’s most powerful warlord, Oda Nobunaga, had a black page who served as his bodyguard and was granted the prestigious rank of Samurai.

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