In 1896, in the midst of European campaigns to seize, subjugate, and colonize African nations, Ethiopian forces defeated Italian invaders in a climatic battle. It was at Adwa where Ethiopians, demonstrating great military and diplomatic genius, triumphed.
As a victory celebrated throughout the African world, the Adwa battle presents an important historic display of Black accomplishment. The victory left clues about the conditions and practices that produce extraordinary achievement. Studying its details can enlighten efforts to win, despite the appearance of formidable odds.
Here’s an article that introduces this historic event. To learn even more, click on the second link to the Sankofa Video online store where you can purchase the full feature movie Adwa: An African Victory, produced by the great filmmaker Haile Gerima.