Keke Palmer Dropped African History on Instagram After Revealing Her New Tattoo

keke palmer gives history lesson with new tattooNot only is she talented and successful but she’s also very intelligent.

After debuting her new tattoo, Keke Palmer dropped African history knowledge on Instagram. Palmer, 24, tatted the Kush Kingdom with the worlds “Queen of Kush” on the back of her neck. Many followers didn’t understand the significance so they assumed that she was revealing how big of a pot head she is. So she fought back haters with education.

Read her history lesson below.

The Kingdom of Kush or Kush was an ancient African Nubian kingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara. (1050/1070 B.C. – 350 A.D.) but at the height of its power in about 700 B.C. the Kingdom of Kush controlled the entirety of Egypt itself with Kushite Pharaohs ruling. What I love most is it’s history’s of female rulers!! In school, we very rarely ever learn about female rules and never about African rulers. Amanirenas was one of the most famous Queens of Kush. She reigned from about 40 B.C.E. to 10 B.C.E. She is one of the most famous kandakes(means queen really but that was the title back then), because of her role leading Kushite armies against the Romans from in a war that lasted five years (27 BCE – 22 BCE). She was able to communicate a peace treaty that favoured the Kushites, granting them land and an exemption from future taxation. She has been described as brave, with one eye #MyAncestors P. S. “Egypt” is a Greek word meaning black, hence the rename when they invaded. (shoutout to @threekingstattoo in Brooklyn)

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