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Paul Foyart is a French student, born and raised in Paris, who studies political science at Sciences Po, and wrote this entry during an exchange year at the University of Washington, Seattle. Interested by History since High School, he intends to pursue his studies in in field of Urban Studies.

David Chappelle (1973- )

David Khari Webber Chappelle, best known as Dave Chappelle, was born on August 24, 1973, to William Chappelle, Professor of statisitcs at Antioch College, and Yvonne Chappelle, an English Professor at Howard University and the University of Maryland. His childhood was then shared between Yellow Springs, Ohio and Washington D.C. Chappelle was … Read MoreDavid Chappelle (1973- )

Juvénal Habyarimana (1937-1994)

Juvénal Habyarimana, President of Rwanda, was born on March 8, 1937, in Gasiza, in the Gisenyi province of what was at this time the Ruanda-Urundi mandate, controlled by Belgium. Habyarimana was an Hutu, whose parents, Jean-Baptiste Ntibazilikana and Suzanne Nyirazuba, were Christians. He went to a Catholic primary school, but then … Read MoreJuvénal Habyarimana (1937-1994)

The Catholique Institute (1848-1915)

The Institute Catholique, or the Catholic School for Indigent Orphans, was opened in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1848, and aimed to offer a free educationto all African American orphans in the city as well as all “free children of color” (African American children) who could afford its fees. This school … Read MoreThe Catholique Institute (1848-1915)