Following the collapse of Ghana, there was political chaos in western Africa. In the fourteenth century, Mansa Musa tackled this challenge and made Mali one of the largest and wealthiest empires. What is the significance of Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca significant in world history?

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/videos/lord-of-the-mines/
http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/themes/hajj/the_journey/routes/the_african_route/west_africa.aspx
watch the video, read the link above and explore the other resources about the Kingdom of Mali. Write a 500-word essay, you are required to do independent research. Consult at least 5 reliable sources on this topic and include the list of references, including URLs, at the end of your essay.

Assignment Topic: Following the collapse of Ghana, there was political chaos in western Africa. In the fourteenth century, Mansa Musa tackled this challenge and made Mali one of the largest and wealthiest empires. What is the significance of Mansa Musa's pilgrimage to Mecca significant in world history?