For teaching that blacks and whites mingled in heaven, this African prophetess and her baby were burned alive in 17…

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the kingdom of Kongo, now a part of modern Angola, was a very powerful and wealthy state in the Atlantic region of Central Africa.

Later events, including the Portuguese military aggression, specifically the battle of Mbwila in 1665 which resulted in the death of the Kongo ruler Antonio I by the Portuguese troops, disintegrated the kingdom.

By the turn of the 18th century, the kingdom’s capital, Mbanza Kongo (also known as São Salvador) had been abandoned and broken into smaller territories.

During these periods of political confusion and internal strife, many religious figures arose with the hopes of reunifying the kingdom and returning it to its former glory.

But the most important prophet was Kimpa Vita, who introduced her…

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