William Henry Sheppard was one of the earliest African Americans to become a missionary for the Presbyterian Church. He spent 20 years in Africa, primarily in and around the Congo Free State, and is best known for his efforts to publicize the atrocities committed against the Kuba and other Congolese peoples by King Leopold II's Force Publique. "A Great Kingdom in the Congo" is a famous short story by William Henry Sheppard. In order to know what made America great — each of us should read and study more about the nations, people and folk! This short story describes traditions, habits and life of the African Americans. "A Great Kingdom in the Congo" demonstrates a lot of facts about their nations. This work of the author has a historical point of view. If you are interested in in-depth study of different nations and races — this story will be for you!