65 African Icons Every Black Person Should Know

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Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, author of classic 'Things Fall Apart'
Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, author of classic Things Fall Apart

Nigerian novelist, poet and professor Chinua Achebe


H.I.M.-Haile-Selassie-I-Lion1Former emperor of Ethiopia and leader of the Rastafarian faith Haile Selassie

 

Thomas SankaraPan-Africanist theorist and former president of Burkina Faso Thomas Sankara
George WeahLiberian footballer and political activist George Weah
Kenneth-KaundaFormer president of Zambia Kenneth Kaunda
Cheikh Anta DiopSenegalese writer and one of Africa’s greatest historians Cheikh Anta Diop
Roger MillaCameroonian footballer Roger Milla
Seretse KhamaBotswana’s first president, Sir Seretse Khama
imhotepAncient Egyptian engineer and architect Imhotep
DF-SC-83-08641Former president of Guinea Ahmed Sekou Toure

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