Yaa Asantewaa: Black History Month
Yaa Asantewaa led the Ashanti rebellion in 1900, known as the War of the Golden Stool against British colonialism. She was appointed Queen Mother of Ejisu by her brother Nana Akwasi Afrance Okpese, who was the ruler of Ejisu.
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WE ADMIRE HER BECAUSE
Yaa Asantewaa remains a much-loved figure in the history of Ghana for the courage she showed in confronting injustice during the colonialism of the British. The Yaa Asantewaa Girls' Secondary school was established at Kumasi in 1960, to highlight the importance of encouraging female leaders in Ghanaian society.
In honour of Black History Month, we are sharing with you four historical and phenomenal figures who impacted the world in different ways and are inspirational. We created images inspired by them through which we were able to capture their essence.