Yuderqui Contreras (1986- )

Multiple-winning woman medalist Yuderqui Contreras was born Yuderqui Maridalia Contreras on March 27, 1986, in San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic. She is also known as Yudelkis Contreras. The fourth child of five children of Eridania Contreras and Arístides Sánchez Reyna, her early education began … Read MoreYuderqui Contreras (1986- )

Ahmed Ben Bella (1916-2012)

Ahmed Ben Bella was a leader of the Algerian War of Independence who became the first Prime Minister, and later, the first President of independent Algeria. Ben Bella was born in 1916 in Maghnia (Marnia), Oran, Algeria (then a French colony), the son of a … Read MoreAhmed Ben Bella (1916-2012)

Mikhail Milhailovich Egypteos (1861-1932)

The details of the birth and appearance of Russian shipbuilder and military Gen. Mikhail M. Egypteos remain uncertain. There are two competing stories: One is that as a teenager from an aristocratic Ethiopian family he was taken, perhaps by force, to the Russian Empire by … Read MoreMikhail Milhailovich Egypteos (1861-1932)

Wladyslaw Franciszek Jablonowski (1769-1802)

The astonishing appearance of a high-ranking Black military officer in late 18th century Poland who led troops across Europe and in the Caribbean is further evidence of the breadth of the African diaspora. The product of an illicit affair in Paris between British-born Princess Maria … Read MoreWladyslaw Franciszek Jablonowski (1769-1802)