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21 Black Conscious Leaders Who Put Their Lives on the Line for Black People

marcus garvey

Renowned Black leader Marcus Mosiah Garvey. He had up to 15 million Black followers across the world.

dr. amos wilson

Master scholar and psychologist Dr. Amos Wilson

malcolm-x

Black activist and leader Malcolm X

Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa

Queen Mother Yaa Asantewaa – Manhyia Palace Museum, Kumasi

Ghanaian freedom fighter Nana Yaa Asantewaa

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23 thoughts on “21 Black Conscious Leaders Who Put Their Lives on the Line for Black People

  1. Jay Contreras says:

    There are so many..Assata Shakur would have been nice.

  2. Anton Hall says:

    My boy Toussaint Louverture, tactically proficient.

  3. Honor is due to all. Rest in Power!

  4. Sundiata Keita says:

    the difference between these conscious people and conscious people of today, is they actually do something about it other than talk like the rest of us.

  5. Anton Hall I agree. Talk about a hero. The greatest military strategist ever in the history of the world. Won seven battles in seven days. Defeated three of the world's white armies. Some black producer is trying to get the funds to do a movie. Denzel would be perfect.

  6. buying black is the most sane approach to the economic and subsequent social and political problems facing our community.

  7. Nzingha Shabaka no dezeil would not be perfect for that role should go to idris

  8. Marcellus Shane Jackson When I made that comment Nat Turner was not listed. I am glad to see he was added.

  9. Alecia Puakai Armstead Oh, I see

  10. Jonathan Ellis says:

    I would have taken Mandela (no disrespect) and put Nat Turner on the list.

  11. Nataki Gilmore-Cokely says:

    Sojourner Truth should be added as well as Steve Cokely and Chokwe Lumumba who gave much of their lives to the struggle of Black people. For many decades, Cokely & Lumumba stepped out on a limb to expose white supremacy and call for the liberation of Black people.

  12. They should also add to the list the Jamaican National Hero, George William Gordon.

  13. Lyndon Allen says:

    A small country as Jamaica with a population of only 2.8 million people have so much people in the top 21 black person in the world who put their lives on the line in helping other fellow black people.

  14. Lyndon Allen says:

    A small country as Jamaica with a population of only 2.8 million people have so much people in the top 21 black person in the world who put their lives on the line in helping other fellow black people.

  15. No Farrakhan ??????

  16. Everyone listed is deceased…hence the title.

  17. Exactly… Or perhaps the author understands that he is protected by God and in no real danger lol.

  18. jamaican people are straight warriors.

  19. Farntella Graham Jamaicans need to now re-channel that warrior spirit in pursuit of Ma'at and African Self-determination.

  20. This list is bogus and lacks any type of historical vision..they put up Khalid Muhammad , a dubious fake Black Panther and leave out Geronimo Pratt , Patrice Lumumba, Bobby Hutton?

  21. Slavery in Jamaica was brutal growing cane and providing sugar for the British empire who made a fortune. The work was so hard and the days so long that many slaves did not live very long under the callous conditions and this ignited many slave rebellions lead by heroes such as Paul Bogal and George William Gordon. Rebellion has been in Jamaica blood for centuries and time has hardened that sprit that still lives on today.

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