ዘውዲቱ & ጣይቱ ብጡል. ; Remembering Of Two Ethiopian Empresses Who Lead Ethiopia in Peace and At War In Commemoration Of The International Women's Day of 2018

March 6, 2018
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‍Photo clockwise : Empress Taytu Betul, wife of Emperor Menelik II (top right ) who lead her own battalion at the Battle of Adwa in 1896, media coverage of the arrival of Ethiopian delegates in 1919 in the era of Jim Crow (bottom  right ),Empress Zewditu Menelik who sent the 1st Ethiopian diplomatic delegation to meet US President Woodrow Wilson (bottom left) and a picture of the Battle of Adwa where both the Emperor and the Empress entered combat to fight for freedom-collage by Abebe Haregewoin

Updated on march 7, 2018

Washington DC ( Little Ethiopia )-In a narration about the great Ethiopian emperor Menelik II who asserted his country's sovereignty by beating an European imperialist power at the Battle of Adwa in a book by Robert P. Skinner, Commissioner to the mission, in Abyssinia of To-Day, subtitled "An Account of the First Mission Sent by the American Government to the Court of the King of Kings (1903-1904)" (Longmans, Green & Co., New York, 1906) highlights the friendship established between between United States and Abyssinia ( ancient name for Ethiopia )  under the leadership of president Theodore Roosevelt and Emperor Menelik II.  In 2004, the 100th anniversary of the Ethiopian and American diplomatic relationship was celebrated in Howard University commemorating the 1903 Treaty between the two leaders who signed a trreaty of Amity and commerce.where the first American diplomatic mission arrived in Addis ababa, Ethiopia. The accord presented the emperor as an African leader who was not only a warrior but also a diplomat who seeked peace in the world.

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The Emperor meeting the first United States Mission sent by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903-photo-PD

‍The US expedition of officers and soldiers were greeted at the Palace of emperor Menelik II in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia-photo-PD

Following her fathers foot steps his daughter Empress Zawditu Menelik sent a mission to the United States in 1919 to meet US President Woodrow Wilson .

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