David Dacko (1930-2003)

David Dacko was the first President of the Central African Republic. Dacko was born on March 24, 1930, at Bouchia, Moyen Congo, then part of French Equatorial Africa. He attended primary school in Mbaiki and Bambare and secondary school at the Ecole Normale of Mouyoundzi. … Read MoreDavid Dacko (1930-2003)

Julius Franklin Nimmons Jr. (1939- )

The academic historian and university administrator Julius Franklin Nimmons Jr. was born on September 11, 1939, in Danville, Virginia, to Julius Franklin Nimmons Sr. from Scotia, South Carolina, and Mozella Flannagan of Danville. He has two sisters. Nimmons graduated from Langston High School in the … Read MoreJulius Franklin Nimmons Jr. (1939- )

William Robert Harvey (1941- )

William Robert Harvey is an educator, businessman, academic administrator, and the longest-serving tenured HBCU president in history, as the 12th president of Hampton University. Harvey was born on January 29, 1941 in Brewton, Alabama, to Mamie Claudis and Willie D. C. Harvey. He graduated from … Read MoreWilliam Robert Harvey (1941- )

Benjamin Nnamdi “Zik” Azikiwe (1904-1996)

Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first President of Nigeria and was instrumental in founding a string of newspapers across Nigeria. Azikiwe was born on November 16, 1904 in Zungeru which was then the capital of Northern Nigeria. His father, Chukwumeka Azikiwe, was a civil servant in … Read MoreBenjamin Nnamdi “Zik” Azikiwe (1904-1996)

Richard Ishmael McKinney (1906-2005)

African American philosopher and minister Richard Ishmael McKinney was born on August 8, 1906, in Live Oak, Florida. He began his formal education at a local school, the Florida Institute, co-founded by his father, George McKinney, a Baptist Minister. Due to financial difficulties, McKinney stayed … Read MoreRichard Ishmael McKinney (1906-2005)