Winnie Madikizela- Mandela (1936-2018 )

Winnie Mandela was the former wife of South African President Nelson Mandela and former leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League. Born in the village of Mbongweni in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province in 1936, Mandela traveled throughout South Africa during her youth … Read MoreWinnie Madikizela- Mandela (1936-2018 )

Alexandre Dumas (Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie), (1802-1870)

A Tale of Three Dumas Minidoc   Alexandre Dumas père, prolific playwright, novelist, travel writer and historian, was born on the 24th July 1802 to Marie Louise Labouret and her husband Thomas Alexandre Davy de la Pailleterie, who was a military general under Napoleon I. … Read MoreAlexandre Dumas (Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie), (1802-1870)

Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta (1944 – 2017 )

Through her personal struggles and exceptional writing abilities, Florence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta constructed a collection of literary works that reflected the lives of African women.  Emecheta was born on July 21, 1944, in Yaba, Nigeria into a family with strong ties to their cultural traditions.  … Read MoreFlorence Onyebuchi “Buchi” Emecheta (1944 – 2017 )

Juan Antonio Marichal (1937- )

Pitcher Juan Antonio Marichal, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Francisco (California) Giants from 1960 to 1973, was first Dominican-born baseball player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Marichal, nicknamed “The Dominican Dandy,” was born on October 20, 1937 in … Read MoreJuan Antonio Marichal (1937- )