Biography

Jean Augustine

Jean Augustine: In 1993, Canadian politician Jean Augustine became the first Black woman elected to the Parliament of Canada. During her years as a federal member of parliament, The Honourable Jean Augustine has been the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister...

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Mathieu Da Costa

Mathieu Da Costa:  It is thought that he came to Canada at some time before 1603, and died 1698. Mathieu Da Costa was the first namable person of African descent to come to Canada. He was one of the most fascinating (and elusive) figures in early Canadian history....

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Emperor Haile Selassie

Emperor Haile Selassie:(23 July 1892 – 27 August 1975) Haile Selassie's influence on the world is his most enduring legacy. The Emperor established the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, with a headquarters in Addis Ababa. Haile Selassie was a people person....

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Nelson Mandela Quotes

"Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment."  ~ NELSON MANDELA "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of...

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NELSON MANDELA-MADIBA (1918-2013)

  "Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity." NELSON MANDELA Synopsis Nelson...

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Barak Obama (August 4, 1961, in Honolulu, Hawaii)

Of his early childhood, Obama recalled, "That my father looked nothing like the people around me—that he was black as pitch, my mother white as milk—barely registered in my mind." Reflecting later on his formative years in Honolulu, Obama wrote: "The opportunity that...

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