Gold Road Project

The Gold Road Project  is a collaborative instructional effort created by Africa Access, the Center for African Studies at Howard University and the African Studies Center at Boston University. The Gold Road 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.