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Encyclopaedia Africana J February 28, 2021 JOSEF KONY

Kony was an ethnic Acholi, a group native to northern Uganda who suffered terribly under the brutal eight year military dictatorship of Idi Amin which ended in 1979.

Encyclopaedia Africana J February 27, 2021 JOHN SENTAMU

In 1997, partly because of his brief experience as a judge in Uganda and because of his respected position of Bishop of Stepney, Sentamu was asked and agreed to serve as an advisor to a judicial inquiry into the racially motivated killing of black college student, Stephen Lawrence, which had occurred three years prior.

Encyclopaedia Africana J February 26, 2021 JOHN RICHARD ARCHER

n 1921, he chaired the Pan-African Congress in London and, in 1922, he became the Labour Party’s secretary election agent for Shapuril Saklatrala, an Indian-born communist activist in North Battersea. He worked for Saklatrala until 1924 when the Communist and Labour Parties split.

Encyclopaedia Africana J February 26, 2021 JUSTIN FASHANU

Born in East London on February 19, 1961 to Pearl Lawrence, a British-Guyanese nurse, and Patrick Fashanu, a Nigerian barrister, Fashanu was one of the couple’s three children.

Encyclopaedia Africana J February 25, 2021 SHAWN COREY “JAY-Z’ CARTER

From 1999 to 2003 Jay-Z released five consecutive albums that eventually reached #1 on the hip hop charts

Encyclopaedia Africana J February 23, 2021 JOSEPHINE BAKER

On June 3, 1906, Freda Josephine McDonald was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents, both entertainers, performed throughout the segregated Midwest often bringing her on stage during their shows.

Encyclopaedia Africana J December 24, 2020 JOHN ROBERT LEWIS

US Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights legend and longtime congressman, died at the age of 80 on July 17, 2020

Encyclopaedia Africana J November 28, 2020 J. MARION SIMS: THE SURGEON WHO EXPERIMENTED ON ENSLAVED WOMEN

Before and after his gynecological experiments, he also tested surgical treatments on enslaved Black children.

Encyclopaedia Africana J October 11, 2020 JAMES BALDWIN

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.

Encyclopaedia Africana J October 10, 2020 JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT

During 1984 and 1985, Basquiat’s star shot higher and higher. There was a lot of travel, a lot of attention.

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