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Madam C.J. Walker
Civil Rights Activist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur (1867–1919) Madam C.J. Walker, born Sarah Breedlove, created specialised hair products for African-American hair and was one of the ﬁrst American women to become a self-made millionaRead more
Mary Seacole (1853-1856) overcame oﬃcial indiﬀerence and prejudice. She got herself out to the war by her own eﬀorts and at her own expense; risked her life to bring comfort to the wounded and dying soldiers; and became a black woman who made her mark on British public life.
Nana Yaa Asantewaa
"Now I have seen that some of you fear to go forward to fight for our King. If it were in the brave days of Osei Tutu, Okomfo Anokye, and Opoku Ware, leaders would not sit down to see their King taken away without firing a shot.Read more
Nubia (Egyptian for ‘gold’, due to the abundance of this precious metal in their lands)was also called - Upper & Lower Nubia, Kush, Land of Kush, Te-Nehesy, Nubadae, Napata, or the Kingdom of Meroe. The region referred to as Lower Egypt is the northernmost portion. Upper Nubia extends south into Sudan and can be subdivided into several separate areas such as Batn El Hajar or "Belly of Rocks", the sands of the Abri-Delgo Reach, or the ﬂat plains of the Dongola Reach. Nubia, the hottest and most arid region of the world, has caused many civilisations to be totally dependent on the Nile for existence.Read more
Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba
Queen Anna Nzinga (c. 1583 – December 17, 1663), also known as Njinga Mbande or Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande Nzingha, also known as Ann Nzingha, is the great national...Read more
Samory Toure "Black Napoleon of the Sudan"
Samory Toure, who was a conqueror from West Africa, fought the French from taking possession of his homeland. He fought with such mastery, that the French military leaders referred to...Read more
Steve Biko - Black is beautiful
Bantu Stephen Biko was born, in King William's Town, South Africa. Politically active at a young age, Biko was expelled from high school for his activism. After graduating in 1966,...Read more