Abram Petrovich Gannibal, also Hannibal or Ganibal or Ibrahim Hannibal or Abram Petrov (Russian: Абра́м Петро́вич Ганниба́л; 1696 – 14 May 1781), was an Afro-Russian nobleman, military engineer and general. Kidnapped as a child and presented as a gift to Peter the Great, he was raised in the Emperor's household, and eventually rose to become a prominent member of the imperial court in the reign of Peter's daughter Elizabeth. He is perhaps best known today as the great-grandfather of…
Userhat and Wife Receiving Offerings, Tomb of Userhat Norman de Garis Davies (1865–1941) Period: New Kingdom, Ramesside Dynasty: Dynasty 19 Reign: reign of Seti I Date: ca. 1294–1279 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes Medium: Tempera on paper
Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican political leader who started the Universal Negro Improvement Association(UNIA). This organized had over fifty thousand members and created other organizations to help the black community.
Emperor Menelik II GCB, GCMG, baptized as Sahle Maryam, was Negus of Shewa, then Nəgusä Nägäst of Ethiopia from 1889 to his death. Wikipedia Born: August 17, 1844, Angolalla Tera Died: December 12, 1913, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Parents: Haile Melekot Children: Zewditu Spouse: Taytu Betul (m. 1883–1913), Befana Gatchew (m. 1865–1882), Altash Tewodros (m. 1864–1865)
John C. Robinson, The Brown Condor - Born in Florida in 1903 and raised in Mississippi, Robinson graduated from the Tuskegee Institute in 1924. He went on to head Selassie's Ethiopian Air Force in the 1930s and to teach at Tuskegee in the 1930s and 40s. He died in 1954 due to burns incurred during the engine failure and crash of his training plane. (Information via Oxford African American Studies Center. Illustration via Nick Derington on Flickr)