Timbuktu Heritage & Ownership Center
Promoting Historical Integrity, Peace & Prosperity Culture
Helping Establish Generational Autonomy for 2,000+ African-American & Diaspora Families by 2020! Support the preservation of Ancient Manuscripts from Timbuktu and Outreaching to ALL people worldwide!
A Message From Our CEO & Founder
Israel Ag Nouh Yattara
The Timbuktu Heritage & Ownership Center serves as a medium for the African Diaspora to connect to its roots and for the world to know the importance of Timbuktu (a city on the edge of the Sahara Desert known as the “City of 333 Saints”) in Mali, West Africa.
The THOC is a non-profit organization focused on Practical Education while promoting Land Ownership, Peace, Family Legacy, Historical Integrity, and Preserving the Timbuktu Manuscripts Libraries dating back to the 11th Century.
For almost a millennium, one of the world’s oldest manuscripts archives has survived despite wars, rebellions, weather, temperatures, termites and theft. They were written about every subject and discipline then considered to be important, including theology, astrology, chemistry, ethics, jurisprudence, law, medicine, biology, geography, history and poetry.
Our center houses collections from the Infa-Yattara Family Library of Timbuktu. One of the aims of the THOC is to show the critical importance of Mali, Buktu’s City Founding Legacy on Land Ownership, Tombouctou’s world-renown heritage, Culture, Inter-faith Dialogue, History and Current Events relevance for World Peace and Prosperity
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We need Board Members, Human Rights Activists, Lobbyists, Community Leaders, Ancient Arabic Translators, Linguists, Historians, Visualization Developers, 3D Artists, Social Media Influencers, etc.
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One of the aims of the THOC is to show the critical importance of Mali, Buktu’s City Founding Legacy on Land Ownership, Tombouctou’s world-renown Heritage, Culture, Inter-faith Dialogue, History and Current Events relevance for World Peace and Prosperity.
New Orleans, LA
Mali, W. Africa
Promoting Historical Integrity
Preserving Ancient Manuscripts
SLAVERY ROUTES: A history of the slave trade from the 7th century to the present day
A four parts documentary series (4×52′)
directed by Daniel Cattier & Juan Gélas
Animation director: Olivier Patté
Between the 7th and 20th centuries, some 25 to 40 million people were reduced to slavery. This persistant and widespread enslavement process is exceptional for the sheer geographic scale involved, for the permanence of the Asian, Atlantic and African trade systems which brought about a veritable industry in human commerce, and for the ideological, legal and religious practices which served to justify it. How was it possible to enslave almost 40 million men over nearly 13 centuries? How was it possible to accept the fact that people were reduced to the state of simple merchandise, to be bought, sold, exchanged or bequeathed like common goods and chattels? It is time to present a transversal, global and inter-regional investigation into what remains the most comprehensive exercise in dehumanization ever orchestrated: the slave trade in black Africans from the 7th to the 20th century.