Tomás Estrada Palma (1835-1908)

Tomás Estrada Palma, an attorney, was born on July 6, 1835, in Bayamo, Oriente Province in then Spanish Cuba, to Dr. Andrés Duque de Estrada y Palma and Maria Candelaria de Palma y Tamayo. Tomás had two sisters, Margarita Duque de Estrada y Tamayo and … Read MoreTomás Estrada Palma (1835-1908)

Francisco del Rosario Sánchez (1817-1861)

Francisco del Rosario Sánchez was one of the founders of the independent Dominican Republic. He was born on March 9, 1817, in Santo Domingo. His parents were Narcisco Sánchez Ramon, a “pardo” (brown person) and Olaya del Rosario de Belen, a white woman from the … Read MoreFrancisco del Rosario Sánchez (1817-1861)

King Sobhuza II (1899-1982)

King Sobhuza II was the first ruler of independent Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). He was born on July 22, 1899, at Zombodze in the British protectorate of Swaziland. His parents were Inkhosikati Lomawa Ndwandwe and King Ngwane V. He was given the name Nkhotfotjni. On September … Read MoreKing Sobhuza II (1899-1982)

Grantley Herbert Adams (1898-1971)

Sir Grantley Herbert Adams was a Barbadian politician. He was the first Prime Minister of Barbados from 1953 to 1958 and then became the first and only Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962. He was one of the co-founders of … Read MoreGrantley Herbert Adams (1898-1971)

The Black Maroons of Florida (1693-1850)

The Black Maroons of Florida, also known as Black Seminoles, Seminole Maroons, and Seminole Freedmen, were a community derived from Runaway slaves who integrated into American Indian culture. They were mostly Gullah fugitives who escaped from the rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia who … Read MoreThe Black Maroons of Florida (1693-1850)

King Idris (1889/90-1983)

Muhammed Idris as-Senussi was born on March 12, 1889, or 1890 in Al Jaghbub in Cyrenaica (a province of the Ottoman Empire in today’s Libya). His parents were Muhammed al-Mahdi as-Senussi and Aisha bint Muqarrib al-Barasa. Idris was the grandson of the founder and chief … Read MoreKing Idris (1889/90-1983)