Ancient Mali - RamAfricanAmericanStudies

 Ancient
Mali is ruled by a powerful
king. The kings wore gold and silk
thread clothing. Sundiate Keita which
means hungering lion. He was known
also the Lion King. He built a strong
military to protect routes, and he also
united many people. He died after
ruling for 25years. Mansa Musa which
means moses. He was also known as
Black Moses. He too ruled for 25 years
and doubled the size of Mali.
 During
the 18th century Mali was
mostly ruled by Muslim emperors and
slowly turned into Islam being the
dominant religion. Some communities
prayed to the spirit of the land in order
to increase the growth of crops. Mali’s
religion plays a very important role in
culture of the country. Now Islam is
the dominant religion in Mali, 95% is
Muslim. The rest follows Christianity
and other religions.
 Mali’s
women have sometimes been
the center of matrialinal societies,
but have always been crucial to the
economic and social structure of the
largely rural, agricultural society,
their role has been shaped by the
conflict over religion, as animist
societies gave away to slowly move
to a Islam religion in the 1100-1900.
 Mali
has a lot of diverse people. These
ethnic groups live in perfect harmony
thanks to their common heritage. The
Groits are storytellers part of a oral
tradition and is very high in Mali.
From north to south you will hear a
variety of sounds and melodies.
When Ghana collapsed Mali took over,
and in time they grew to be bigger
than Ghana.