Celebration of the 121St Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa

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Celebration of the 121St Anniversary of the Victory of the Battle of Adwa


121St the Victory of the Battle of Adwa


March 4, 2017 12 – 4:30PM


Civic Building, 1-Vetrans Place Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910

WHAT IS The Battle of adwa?

The Battle of Adwa (also known as Adowa, or sometimes by the Italian name Adua) was fought on 1 March 1896 between the Ethiopian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy near the town of Adwa, Ethiopia, in Tigray. It was the climactic battle of the First Italo-Ethiopian War, securing Ethiopian sovereignty.
Never forget.

In March, 1896, Ethiopian forces under the leadership of Emperor Menelik II surprised the world by defeating an Italian Army sent to conquer the Empire. In the following article Raymond Jonas, the Giovanni and Amne Costigan Professor of History at the University of Washington, explores that victory at Adwa. His article is drawn from his recent book, The Battle of Adwa: African Victory in the Age of Empire. The battle of Adwa of 1 March 1896 was a stunning victory for Ethiopia but a rout and a disaster for Italy. Adwa – the story of Africans seeing to their own freedom – played out against a background of almost unrelenting European expansion into Africa. The success of Ethiopia’s forces assured that Ethiopia would be the only African country successfully to resist European colonization before 1914. It also resonated powerfully in post-Emancipation America where hierarchies of race and ethnicity were only beginning a process of challenge and renegotiation.

  • Emperor Menelik II
  • Dejazmatch Balcha Abanefso
  • Ras Alula Ras Mengesha

African victory against colonisation : Battle of Adwa 1896 (Ethiopia)

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