Abdallah Hegazy

Independent Historian

Abdallah Y. Hegazy is a 2009 graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle where he majored in Finance. While studying at the UW Business School, he worked as a tutor at the department’s Writing Center. His recent work experiences  have been in financial budgeting and analysis. He has a long and abiding interest in politics, literature, and history, particularly that centered around the African diaspora.

Casablanca, Morocco (circa 13th Century)

Casablanca (al-Dar al-Bayda in Arabic; “white house” in English) is Morocco’s center of cultural and commercial activity and one of the largest metropolises in contemporary Africa. A port city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, it is the center of the nation’s rail and … Read MoreCasablanca, Morocco (circa 13th Century)

Algiers, Algeria (circa 9th century AD–)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, lies along the northwestern edge of a large bay in the Mediterranean Sea. The largest city in Algeria, Algiers has served as a principal seaport as well as a commercial, cultural, and political center … Read MoreAlgiers, Algeria (circa 9th century AD–)

Warith Deen Mohammed (b. Wallace Delaney Muhammad) (1933-2008)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Wallace Delaney Muhammad was born in October 30, 1933, to Clara Evans and Elijah Poole in the impoverished Paradise Valley in Detroit, Michigan. A year later, Poole, later known as the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, took over the Nation of Islam as … Read MoreWarith Deen Mohammed (b. Wallace Delaney Muhammad) (1933-2008)

Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat (1918-1981)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat, third President of post-independence Egypt (governing from 1970 to 1981), was born of peasant background in the Nile Delta village of Mit Abu al-Kum on December 25, 1918. The son an Egyptian army clerk and a Sudanese housewife, … Read MoreMuhammad Anwar al-Sadat (1918-1981)

Thomas Mboya (Joseph Odhiambo) (1930-1969)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Tom Mboya, born on August 15, 1930 in Kilimambogo, Kenya on a sisal plantation estate, was a Kenyan nationalist, trade union leader, and government minister. His parents were Luo agricultural workers who, as recently converted Catholics, sent him to mission schools … Read MoreThomas Mboya (Joseph Odhiambo) (1930-1969)

Jonas Malheiro Savimbi (1934-2002)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Jonas Malheiro Savimbi, Angolan insurgent fighter and longtime leader of The National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), was born in Munhango, Angola on August 3, 1934 to Helena Mbundu Savimbi and Loth Savimbi. Savimbi’s father was a railway … Read MoreJonas Malheiro Savimbi (1934-2002)