Julius Nyerere

WHO IS JULIUS NYERERE? Julius Nyerere, in full Julius Kambarage Nyerere, also called Mwalimu (Swahili: “Teacher”), (born March 1922, Butiama, Tanganyika [now in Tanzania]—died October 14, 1999, London, England), first prime minister of independent Tanganyika(1961), who later became the first president of the new state of Tanzania (1964). Nyerere was also the major force behind…

Malcolm X

Malcolm X was born Malcolm Little on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. His mother, Louise Norton Little, was a homemaker occupied with the family’s eight children. His father, Earl Little, was an outspoken Baptist minister and avid supporter of Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey. Earl’s civil rights activism prompted death threats from the white…

Kwame Nkrumah

KWAME NKRUMAH Date of birth : 1909-09-21 Date of death : 1972-04-27 Birthplace : Nkroful, Gold Coast Nationality : Ghanaian Category : Politics Last modified : 2011-10-12 Credited as : president of Ghana, Nzima tribe, Ghana’s independence Early life and education Gold Coast Kwame Nkrumah was born in about 1909 in Nkroful, Gold Coast (later…

Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre and human rights activist. He has been called “superstar, singer, musician, Panafricanist, polygamist, mystic, legend.”[1] At the height of his popularity, he was referred…