Paul Cuffe was born on January 17, 1759, during the French and Indian War, on Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts. He was the youngest son of Kofi or Cuffee Slocum and Ruth Moses. Paul's father, Kofi, was a member of the Ashanti ethnic group, probably from Ghana, Africa. Kofi had been captured at age ten and brought as a slave to the British colony of Massachusetts. His owner, John Slocum, could not reconcile slave ownership with his own Quaker values and gave Kofi his freedom in the mid-1740s.
Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Wolete Giyorgis 3 April 1891 – 15 February 1962) was the wife and consort of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.
The Real Django: This is the actual man on which the movie D’Jango is loosely based. His name is Dangerfield Newby, and he was a member of the John Brown party . He joined to save his wife and children, Harriet. Their love story was real, and you all should check out their narrative and love letters.
H.I.M Haile Selassie was born in 1892 at the city of Harar; Ras Tafari Makonnen, as he was then known became regent in 1916. He ascended the throne in 1930 as Haile selassie 1. He was a member of the dynastic line which had occupied the throne of Ethiopia since the legendary union of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.His father was a cousin and the leading general of Emperor Menelik 11 who ruled at the turn of the century.