65 African Icons Every Black Person Should Know

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Leopold-Sedar-SenghorSenegalese poet, politician and cultural theorist Leopold Senghor
Wole-SoyinkaNigerian intellectual and writer Wole Soyinka
Maria-de-Lurdes-MutolaMozambican athlete Maria Mutola
Queen yaa AsantweaFormer queen of Ejisu, Ghana, Yaa Asantewaa
amilcar_cabralPolitical leader Amilcar Cabral
Dedan KimathiKenyan political leader Dedan Kimathi
fela-kutiNigerian musician Fela Kuti
Ken SARO-WIWANigerian writer and activist Ken Saro Wiwa
Phillip EmeagwaliNigerian scientist Philip Emeagwali
Samora MachelFormer president of Mozambique Samora Machel

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