Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Scholar, African traditionalist poet, and Senegal’s first president, Léopold Sédar Senghor was born on October 9, 1906 in Joal, Senegal. His father, Basie Diogoye Senghor, was a Malinké landowner. His mother, Gnilane Bakhoum, came from a Christian Fulani family. They … Read MoreLéopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001)

Lillian Evans Annie/Evanti (1891-1967)

Image Source/Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University Lillian (Evans) Evanti, one of the first African American women to become an internationally prominent opera performer, was born in Washington D.C. in 1891.  Evanti was born into a prominent Washington, D.C. family.  Her father, Wilson Evans, was a … Read MoreLillian Evans Annie/Evanti (1891-1967)