The Gold Road Interactive Map

The Gold Road Interactive Map highlights the people, places, and items related to the medieval Sudanic empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai. Gold, the region’s most valuable resource, moved along regional and trans-Saharan routes reaching as far north as France. The Gold Road invites users to explore hundreds of topics related to the empires and their role in global history. This is a collaborative project led by Howard University African Studies Center, Africa Access, and also supported by the Boston University African Studies Center.

Access the landing page and teaching resources by clicking the image below which will take you to the site housed at Howard University’s African Studies Center.