The U.S. Treasury has announced that Harriet Tubman abolitionist, women’s rights advocate and freedom fighter, will feature on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former President Andrew Jackson, who was a slave owner. Tubman becomes the first black person to appear on a U.S. banknote and the first woman in more than a century. The news continues to be celebrated on various platforms online.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America is a day earmarked to celebrate the birthday of pre-eminent civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., born on 15 January, 1929. Dr. King’s legacy and vision for an non-racial and equal society continues to inspire the world. Here’s our selection of Dr. King’s famous quotes.
The 5th of December marks the anniversary of the death of a global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first black, and democratically elected president who served from 1994 to 1999. We remember the Nobel Prize winner, philanthropist and anti-Apartheid revolutionary through his words.
On this day an African literary giant Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, was born. Popularly known by his abbreviated name, Chinua, Achebe was born on 16 November 1930 in the Igbo village of Ogidi and he was to become a celebrated novelist, poet, professor and critic
Today remember Steve Bantu Biko, the best-known martyr of the struggle against apartheid. A thinker, freedom fighter, writer and the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement, we celebrate Biko’s remarkable legacy.