Black History Facts

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Jomo Kenyatta – October 20, 1891 – August 22, 1978

  • Kenyan politician; became Kenya’s first president and considered finding father of the Kenyan nation.
  • Led Kenya African National Union (KANU) delegation to the first and second Lancaster Conference in London where Kenya’s Independence Constitution was negotiated in 1960 and 1962.
  • Supported reconciliation and consistently asked white settlers not to leave Kenya.
  • His policy was that of continuity and gradual Africanisation of the government, keeping many colonial civil servants in their old jobs as gradually replaced by Kenyans.
  • Oversaw peaceful land reform process, Kenya’s admission into the United Nations, and established institutions of independent Kenya.

Kwame Nkrumah – September 21, 1909 – April 27, 1972

  • Prime Minister of Ghana between 1957 and 1960.
  • President of Ghana from 1960 – 1966.
  • Helped organized the Fifth Pan-African Congress in Manchester, England in 1945.
  • Declared the Independence of Ghana from the United Kingdom in 1957.
  • Announced plans for a new constitution, which made Ghana a republic, in 1960.
  • Was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union.
  • Ghana became a founding member of the Organization of African Unity in 1963.
  • In 2000, he was elected the greatest African of the millennium, by a vote in Africa.

Dr. Yosef Ben-Jochannan – December 31, 1918 – March 19, 2015

  • African-American writer and historian.
  • Considered to be one of the most prominent Afrocentric scholars by some in Black Nationalist community.
  • Authored 49 books, primarily on ancient Nile Valley v civilizations and its influence on Western cultures.
  • In 1945, received doctoral degrees in cultural anthropology and Moorish history from the University of Havana and the University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Appointed chairman of the African Studies Committee of the newly-founded United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1945.

Patrice Lumumba – July 2,1925 – January 17, 1961

  • Congolese independence leader and first democratically-elected leader of Congo, as prime minister, at the age of 35.
  • Founder and leader of mainstream Mouvement National Congolais.
  • Had an integral role in the campaign for Independence from Belgium.
  • He Co-established the Mouvement National Congolais in 1958, to call for countrywide unity and freedom from colonial atrocities.
  • He was assassinated in 1961.
  • In 2013, the United States of America admitted President Eisenhower authorized his assassination.
  • In 1964, Malcolm X and Lumumba was “the greatest Black man who ever walked the African continent…”

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