African-American history is the part of American history that looks at the African-American or Black American ethnic groups in the United States. African-American history is often misrepresented as starting only after the colonisation of Africa and the enslavement the African people. However, African-Americans are the descendnants of Africa, the continent which was home to one of the oldest civilisations known to man, Kemet, or Ancient Egypt. Before the 15th century the continent of Africa was already one rich in resources and diversity. Kings, Queens and well established civilisations called this continent home.