This historically based fictionalized motion picture portraying the Agojie, an all-woman army of Dahomey, West Africa was fascinating. Motivated by the personal experience of General Nanisca, these warrior-women fought to curtail the transport of Africans as slaves during the 1800s. The strength and steadfastness of purpose exhibited by the Agojie are also visible in contemporary African women of the diaspora.
During the enslavement of Africans in America, women held together, as best they could, the institution of the family. Many are challenged today by their single-parent status, yet they work tirelessly to raise children that will contribute positively to our society and culture. Always at the vanguard in the battle for social justice and equality of opportunity, Black women occupy positions of leadership in business, education, and government.
This film amplifies William Ross Wallace’s poem, “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World.”