In 1979, W. Arthur Lewis became the first black man to win a Nobel Prize in Economics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize, along with Theodore Schultz, for “pioneering research into economic development.
Contribution: Developed two economic models which mark out the causes of poverty among the population of the developing countries, as well as the factors determining the unsatisfactory pace of development.
Declassified files from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with a request from Bishop Muzorewa to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for financial help with security and education costs for his family.
Following the Meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government held in Lusaka from 1 to 7 August, the UK issued invitations to Bishop Muzorewa and the leaders of the Patriotic Front to participate in a Constitutional Conference at Lancaster House. The Conference opened on 10 September under the chairmanship of Lord Carrington, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. The Conference concluded on 15 December, after 47 plenary sessions.
THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO OR GUSTAVUS VASSA, THE AFRICAN
Olaudah Equiano was born in 1745 in Eboe, in what is now Nigeria. When he was about eleven, Equiano was kidnapped and sold to slave traders headed to the West Indies. Though he spent a brief period in the state of Virginia, much of Equiano’s time in slavery was spent serving the captains of slave ships and British navy vessels. One of his masters, Henry Pascal, the captain of a British trading vessel, gave Equiano the name Gustavas Vassa, which he used throughout his life, though he published his autobiography under his African name. Equiano published his autobiography, in 1789 as a two-volume work and traveled throughout Great Britain as an abolitionist and author.
THE CONSERVATION OF RACES
William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois; February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.
Henry Edwin Baker, Jr. (September 1, 1857 – April 27, 1928) was the third African American to enter the United States Naval Academy. He later served as an assistant patent examiner in the United States Patent Office, where he would chronicle the history of African-American inventors.
Baker joined the United States Patent Office in 1877 as a copyist and rose through the ranks to Second Assistant Examiner by 1902.
Black Rebellion: Five Slave Revolts is a fascinating account of five slave insurrections in the Americas and West Indies.
- THE MAROONS OF JAMAICA
- THE MAROONS OF SURINAM
- GABRIEL’S DEFEAT
- DENMARK VESEY
- NAT TURNER’S INSURRECTION
NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write. In 1838, he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, and changed his name to Frederick Douglass. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave. In his later years, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, Marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti. His other works are: My Bondage And My Freedom and Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass, published in 1855 and 1881 respectively. He died in 1895.
Nelson Mandela is often remembered as a strong proponent of racial and ethnic equality. However, after many years of an independent South Africa, there are cracks forming in his rainbow nation. The West uses him as an icon to sell the notion of a peaceful transition to democracy. However, the purpose of this book is to use a critical lens to evaluate Nelson Mandela’s role in shaping present day South Africa. We also uncover the ideas, life events and controversies that made the man and how his ideas shape the country today.
GBH’s SPEECHES AND LETTERS BY FAMOUS AFRICANS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS
- Nelson Mandela
- Barack Obama
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Sam Nujoma
- Patrice Lumumba
- Michelle Obama
This popular classic work by David Livingstone is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of David Livingstone then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943, is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. Gingrich was a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.
REPORT ON THE 1980s DISTURBANCES IN MATABELELAND AND THE MIDLANDS
The Commission was formed by the national Catholic Bishop’s Conference in March 1972 and was tasked with, education in human rights, research into areas of institutionalized violations, the monitoring, recording and reporting on violations and action in the protection of the violated. The Commission works through Church structures in seven dioceses, a national and two regional offices. The Commission publishes research findings, legal and political rights, information and reports on human rights violations.