Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

Mansa Musa travelled to Mecca with a caravan of 60,000 men and 12,000 slaves. The trip to Mecca helped put Mali and Mansa Musa on the map. In a Catalan Atlas map from 1375, a drawing of an African king sits on a golden throne atop Timbuktu, holding a piece of gold in his hand.

Mansa Musa: The richest man who ever lived

By Naima Mohamud (BBC Africa)

The richest man of all time.

That title belongs to Mansa Musa, the 14th Century West African ruler …

The Labor Movement in the US

History Channel: "The labor movement in the United States grew out of the need to protect the common interest of workers. For those in the industrial sector, organized labor unions fought for better wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions."

The labor history of the United States describes the history of organized labor, US labor law, and more general history of working people, …