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INSPIRATORS II

Those who have enlighten the path

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery Part II - from 1900 to 1980

Awareness makers of re-embracing African culture. Fighters for equal rights. Liberators from mental slavery.

Through them we walk a better path.

INVENTORS

From the beginning to the end

The countless Africans who have made our lives healthier and more efficient. We did not know their names for a long time because of slavery, colonialism or forgery. Now they inspire our creativity.

MADAM C.J. Walker

December 23, 1867 - May 25,1919

She was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, political and social activist. She started a business in hair products for African women. She became the first female millionaire in the US.

CARTER G. WOODSON

December 19, 1875 - April 3, 1950

American historian, writer, and co-founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). He was the initiator of Black History Month.

MARCUS GARVEY

August 17, 1887 - June 10, 1940

He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), which fought for more self-organization and ownership of Africans (in Jamaica, New York and Black Wall Street, among others).

W.E.B. DUBOIS

February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963

American sociologist, historian and educator. Considered the founder of 'pan-africanism'. First African to receive a PhD in history (transatlantic slave trade) from Harvard.

BLACK WALL STREET

Early 1920s - Until 1960s

The popular name for the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A prosperous neighborhood with entrepreneurship, education and community work. Example for many black neighborhoods worldwide.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Twenties and Thirties

Period of intellectual, social, artistic and commercial heyday of African writers, artists and entrepreneurs. Still influences modern 'black music', clothing, literature and prosperity of Africans.

BILLIE HOLIDAY

April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959

American jazz singer who sang the very emotional song Strange Fruit in 1939 about the lynching of African men. She put her career and life on the line.

ANTON DE KOM

February 22, 1898 - April 24 or 29, 1945

He was a Surinamese anti-colonial writer and nationalist. He led several workers' revolts against exploitation. He conducted research into the history of Dutch slavery.

AMILCAR CABRAL

September 12, 1924 - January 20, 1973

He was an engineer, writer and politician. He led African nationalists in Cape Verde and independence fighters in Guinea-Bissau. Cabral highly valued self-organization.

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NELSON MANDELA

July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

He was leader of the military branch of the ANC (African National Congress), which fought to end apartheid and overthrow the regime in South Africa. He was imprisoned for 27 years.

Martin Luther King

January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

He wanted to improve the position of Africans through dialogue and legislation. With his speeches and peaceful provocations he portrayed the oppression and violence against Africans.

MALCOLM X

May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965

He wanted to improve the position of Africans by focusing on social activism and pan-africanism. He also valued the self-organization and self-defense of Africans.

FELA KUTI

October 15, 1938 - August 2, 1997

Musician and civil rights activist from Nigeria. He was one of the first African artists to criticize social injustice and corruption by African leaders in his music.

BOB MARLEY

February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981

Musician and human rights activist from Jamaica. He made reggae music popular. His music paid attention to injustice, pan-africanism, self-love and the cultural achievements of Africans.

FRANCES WELSING

March 18, 1935 - January 2, 2016

American psychiatrist who researched white supremacy, genocide against Africans, and the influence of education and the media on our consciousness and social position.

AMOS WILSON

February 23, 1940 or 1941 - Januari 14, 1995

American theoretical psychologist, social theorist and pan-african thinker. He argued that violence between Africans contributes to their subordination and powerlessness.

INSPIRATORS II

Those who have enlighten the path

 

Gallery Part II - from 1900 to 1980

Awareness makers of re-embracing African culture. Fighters for equal rights. Liberators from mental slavery.

Through them we walk a better path.

INVENTORS

From the beginning to the end

The countless Africans who have made our lives healthier and more efficient. We did not know their names for a long time because of slavery, colonialism or forgery. Now they inspire our creativity.

MADAM C.J. WALKER

December 23, 1867 - May 25, 1919

She was an entrepreneur, philanthropist, political and social activist. She started a business in hair products for African women. She became the first female millionaire in the US.

CARTER G. WOODSON

December 19, 1875 - April 3, 1950

American historian, writer, and co-founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). He was the initiator of Black History Month.

MARCUS GARVEY

August 17, 1887 - June 10, 1940

He founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), which fought for more self-organization and ownership of Africans (in Jamaica, New York and Black Wall Street, among others).

W.E.B. DUBOIS

February 23, 1868 - August 27, 1963

American sociologist, historian and educator. Considered the founder of 'pan-africanism'. First African to receive a PhD in history (transatlantic slave trade) from Harvard.

BLACK WALL STREET

Early 1920s - Until 1960s

The popular name for the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A prosperous neighborhood with entrepreneurship, education and community work. Example for many black neighborhoods worldwide.

HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Twenties and Thirties

Period of intellectual, social, artistic and commercial heyday of African writers, artists and entrepreneurs. Still influences modern 'black music', clothing, literature and prosperity of Africans.

BILLIE HOLIDAY

April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959

American jazz singer who sang the very emotional song Strange Fruit in 1939 about the lynching of African men. She put her career and life on the line.

ANTON DE KOM

February 22, 1898 - April 24 or 29, 1945

He was a Surinamese anti-colonial writer and nationalist. He led several workers' revolts against exploitation. He conducted research into the history of Dutch slavery.

AMILCAR CABRAL

September 12, 1924 - January 20, 1973

He was an engineer, writer and politician. He led African nationalists in Cape Verde and independence fighters in Guinea-Bissau. Cabral highly valued self-organization.

OJISE EVENTS

Educational encounters with Afros

 

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Lectures, exhibitions and excursions.

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NELSON MANDELA

July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013

He was leader of the military branch of the ANC (African National Congress), which fought to end apartheid and overthrow the regime in South Africa. He was imprisoned for 27 years.

MARTIN LUTHER KING

January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968

He wanted to improve the position of Africans through dialogue and legislation. With his speeches and peaceful provocations he portrayed the oppression and violence against Africans.

MALCOLM X

May 19, 1925 - February 21, 1965

He wanted to improve the position of Africans by focusing on social activism and pan-africanism. He also valued the self-organization and self-defense of Africans.

FELA KUTI

October 15, 1938 - August 2, 1997

Musician and civil rights activist from Nigeria. He was one of the first African artists to criticize social injustice and corruption by African leaders in his music.

BOB MARLEY

February 6, 1945 - May 11, 1981

Musician and human rights activist from Jamaica. He made reggae music popular. His music paid attention to injustice, pan-africanism, self-love and the cultural achievements of Africans.

FRANCES WELSING

March 18, 1935 - January 2, 2016

American psychiatrist who researched white supremacy, genocide against Africans, and the influence of education and the media on our consciousness and social position.

AMOS WILSON

February 23, 1940 or 1941 - January 14,1995

American theoretical psychologist, social theorist and pan-african thinker. He argued that violence between Africans contributes to their subordination and powerlessness.

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