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A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr

A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr  

(b. 25 February 1928; d. 14 December 1998),legal scholar, author, historian, civil rights advocate, and prominent federal judge. Brought up in humble circumstances in Trenton, New Jersey, Aloysius ...
A. Philip Randolph

A. Philip Randolph  

(1889–1979), union head and civil rights leader.A socialist, Asa Philip Randolph saw economic empowerment as the key to African-American advancement, a philosophy he espoused in his Messenger ...
Aaron Henry

Aaron Henry  

(b. 2 July 1922; d. 19 May 1997),civil rights activist and politician. Born in Dublin, Mississippi, to sharecroppers who encouraged him to get an education, Aaron Henry joined the ...
Aaron McGruder

Aaron McGruder  

Since its creation by Aaron McGruder (b. 29 May 1974), The Boondocks has filled mailbags of newspaper editors across the country with congratulatory and condemning letters. Taking on racial injustice ...
Aaron, Hank

Aaron, Hank (b. 5 February 1934)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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baseball player, baseball executive, civil rights advocate, and businessman. Henry

Abacha, Sani

Abacha, Sani (1943)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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Nigerian military officer and military head of state, was born on 20 September 1943 to the Abacha family in the

Abacha, Sani

Abacha, Sani (1943–1998)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010

Sani Abacha attended primary and secondary school in his home state of Kano and then joined the army in 1962

Abacus

Abacus   Reference library

Margaret SANKEY

Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

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2016
Considered to be the first computer, the abacus has been used since ancient times by a number of civilizations for basic arithmetical calculations. It is still used as a ... More
Abani, Chris

Abani, Chris (1966)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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Nigerian novelist, poet, dramatist, educator, and political activist, was born Christopher Uchechukwu Andrew Abani, on 27 December 1966, in

Abar

Abar (fl. seventh century BCE)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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queen of Kush, was the mother of Taharqa (ruled c. 690–664 BCE), the most remarkable king of the period of

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