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Ras Mekonnen would've easily found himself higher up the influence list had he not died too early. Emperor Menelik strongly favored him for the succession but he died even before Menelik. He was born into a well connected family. His father was a Shewa Oromo aristocrat with a rank of Dejazmach who changed his name to Wolde-Mikael after he was baptized. ...more--->

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The Vaudeville Actress Who Refused To Be A Stereotype

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The Black Man Who Designed Washington DC. In the Stevie Wonder song “Black Man,” the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: “first clock to be made in America was created by a black man.” More info @:

Dejazmatch Gebre Selassie Prominent Tigrean nobleman, Governor of Adwa, and significant figure at the court of Emperor Menelik II. Dejazmatch Gebre Selassie was a leader of the group of noblemen who removed Empress Taitu Bitul from authority during the period after Emperor Menelik II became incapacitated and she began to assume personal power over all government decisions.

Empress Menen Queen of Queens of Ethiopia married 47 yrs to 225th king of kings lord of lords Ethiopia Emperor Haile Selassie. They produced 6 children. She was referred to as a "God Fearing" Empress who was always praying to God. She was actively involved in humanitarian work and always mindful of the poor sick and homeless.She built many churches with proceeds from her own account and gave away large parcels of her personal estate land. She had a Warm Compassionate Spirit & was loved by…

Makeda, Queen of Sheba. Her union with King Solomon produced a son named Menelik. Her dynasty ended in 1975 with the death of Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie.

Pierre Toussaint 1766 - 1853 - New York City. a slave bought to New York City who worked as a hairdresser to New York's wealthy elite and bought his families freedom. He was a philanthropist who tirelessly feed the hungry and nursed the sick during epidemics,took in orphans and is credited THE FOUNDER of CATHOLIC CHARITABLE WORKS IN THE UNITED Biddy Craft

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His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I


Jean-Baptiste Belley ca. 1740-1805 Jean-Baptiste Belley, also known as Mars, was a former slave from Saint-Domingue who became one of the first Black men to hold elective office in France.

ABRAM PETROVICH HANNIBAL. Adopted African slave child who became the godson of Peter the Great, a decorated military commander, an engineer, and the great-grandfather of Alexander Pushkin.

Emperor Haile Selassie. born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael, was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 and Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon and Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as the Queen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history.

another portrait of Queen Binao of the Sakalava kingdom of Madagascar, who reigned 1895-1927, with an attendant. Photo around 1904.

An African Princess Who Stood Unafraid Among Nazis. Her autobiography is a one-of-a-kind perspective of an educated, empowered, world-traveling daughter of a royal family, which no one wanted to publish until now.

This might upset some people, (it should ) but it's real and it happened to slaves who were treated as objects.

Bass Reeves, was one of two hundred U.S. marshals appointed to arrest and to keep peace and order in the Old West starting in 1870's. Bass Reeves was among a group of African Americans appointed as marshals and sheriffs in the early days of the old west by U.S.