Helen Suzman

Helen Suzman Early life and education Suzman was born Helen Gavronsky in 1917 to Samuel and Frieda Gavronsky, Jewish Lithuanian immigrants.[1][2] She was born in Germiston, then a small mining town outside Johannesburg. Her mother died shortly after she was born.[3] Suzman matriculated in 1933 from Parktown Convent, Johannesburg. She studied for a Bachelors in…

The Mau Mau Movement

The Mau was a non-violenthttp://www.tvafrique.com/wp-admin/post-new.php movement for Samoan independence from colonial rule during the first half of the 20th century. Mau means ‘opinion,’ ‘unwavering,’ ‘to be decided,’ or ‘testimony’ denoting ‘firm strength’ in Samoan. The motto for the Mau were the words Samoa mo Samoa (Samoa for the Samoans). Similarly in Hawaii’an Mau means to…

Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA Nelson Mandela, in full Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, byname Madiba, (born July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa—died December 5, 2013, Johannesburg), black nationalist and the first black president of South Africa (1994–99). His negotiations in the early 1990s with South African Pres. F.W de Klerk helped end the country’s apartheid system of racial segregation…

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…