The story of Yasuke, the real life Afro Samurai

In the early 1600s in Japan, there was a samurai named Yasuke. This samurai was unique in that he was the only confirmed samurai of African descent, having previously been a slave from Mozambique. He came to Japan in the service of a Portuguese missionary, ended up becoming a bodyguard to Oda Nobunaga and later became one of the most badass samurai on record.

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