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Rose Kanyange Kabuye (1961- )

Retired Lieutenant Colonel Rose Kanyange Kabuye rose to the highest rank in the Rwandan Army. She was also an advocate for the training of women leaders. Rose Kanyange was born on April 22, 1961, in Muvumba, Rwanda, to Kabuye Kanyange of the ‘Bazigaba’ clan. Information … Read MoreRose Kanyange Kabuye (1961- )

Queen Ranavalona III (1861-1917)

Madagascar’s queen, Ranavalona III, was born Princess Razafindrahety in Amparibe, Manjakazafy, Madagascar, on November 22, 1861. She was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar. Reared as a Protestant, her formal education was completed privately by London Missionary Society instructors. Her parents were Andriantsimianatra … Read MoreQueen Ranavalona III (1861-1917)

Gisèle Rabesahala (1929-2011)

Gisèle Rabesahala, a political and human rights activist and councilwoman, was born Marie Gisèle Aimée Rabesahala on May 7, 1929, in Antananarivo, Madagascar, which had been a French colonial possession since 1896. Her father was a non-commissioned officer of the French army, and Rabesahala’s childhood … Read MoreGisèle Rabesahala (1929-2011)

Stafford Fitzgerald Haney (1969- )

Stafford Fitzgerald Haney, an international businessman and diplomat, was born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 3, 1969 but grew up in Naperville, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. He graduated from Central High School in Naperville and then attend the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where … Read MoreStafford Fitzgerald Haney (1969- )

Crystal Nix-Hines (1963- )

Crystal Nix-Hines is an attorney, screenwriter, producer, and diplomat who was born in Wilmington, Delaware on August 23, 1963. Her father, Theophilus R. Nix Sr., was the second African American attorney admitted to the Delaware bar, and her mother, Dr. Lulu Mae Nix, was the … Read MoreCrystal Nix-Hines (1963- )

5th Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment (1864-1865)

The 5th Regiment Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry was a Union Army cavalry regiment during the Civil War. The cavalry regiment was organized at Camp Meigs, Readville, Massachusetts, during the Fall of 1863. On January 9, 1864, Company A was mustered into service and by May … Read More5th Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment (1864-1865)

Fani Willis (1971- )

Fani Taifa Willis is the first Black woman to hold the office of District Attorney of Fulton County, Georgia. Willis was born on October 27, 1971 in Inglewood, California and raised by her father John Clifford Floyd III in Washington, DC. Learning at the feet … Read MoreFani Willis (1971- )

Maria Mambo Café (1945-2013)

Maria Mambo Café was an Angolan economist and politician. She was a career member of the Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola – Partido do Trabalho. Café was born in 1945 in Cabinda Province, an exclave of Angola in the northern part of the country. … Read MoreMaria Mambo Café (1945-2013)

Queen Amina (1533-1610)

Queen Amina was a warrior and ruler of Zaria, a Hausa city-state in what is now Northern Nigeria. She ruled for 34 years from 1576 until her death in 1610. Queen Amina was born Aminatu around 1533, a member of the royal family. Her grandfather … Read MoreQueen Amina (1533-1610)