This is sort of a follow up on my last thread. I really want to look zero in on some of the accomplishments of those people that make up the ancestry of what we now call African Americans. I'm a firm believer that we don't have to look very far to find the greatness that is African American ancestry. Let's look at the Mande people, for example. They are a very large group that is more so known for their subgroups(Mende, Bambara, etc). They made up nearly a quarter (24%) of the slaves who arrived on US shores. The Mande produce two global , historical figures: Sundiata Keita and Mansa Musa. Besides founding the Songhai Empire, Keita's life was the basis for Disney's legendary Lion King movie. Mansa Musa is regarded as one of the greatest rulers of all time. Not only did he bring the first global, modern university to the world (University of Timbuktu), Forbes magazine has recently announced that, adjusted for inflation, he is the richest person of all time(and he was very generous with his wealth).