For this page,  we solicit and publish tributes to our ancestors of distinction: those who are recently departed as well as those whose departure occurred in the distant past. The date of departure is inserted  immediately following the ancestor's name. An asterisk (*) denotes an estimated date. 

Marcus P. M. Garvey (10/06/1940)
Marcus PanAfricanus Garvey (10/06/1940) 
Arthur T. J. Porter (30/06/2015)
Arthur T. J. Porter (30/06/2015)
Kwame Nkrumah (27/04/72) 
Kwame Nkrumah (27/04/1972)
Mirambo (02/12/1884)  
The Great Mirambo
Chinua Achebe (21/03/2013) AP*
Queen Nzinga (17/12/1663) AP*
Errol Walton Barrow (01/06/1987) AP*
Shaka Zulu (22/09/1828) HELP NEEDED
Cheikh Anta Diop (07/02/1986)
WEB Dubois (27/08/1963) HELP NEEDED
Captain Achempong (1770) HELP NEEDED
Kudirat Abiola (04/01/1996} HELP NEEDED
Ousmane Sembene (09/06/2007) HELP ND.
C.L.R. James (1989) AP*
Queen Mother Naa Asantewaa (1927) AP*
Patrice Lumumba (17/01/1961) AP*
Chancellor Williams (07/12/1992) AP*
Ahmadu Bello (15/01/1966) HELP NEEDED
QN. Nefertari  (1270-1530 BC) HELP NEED
Sekou Toure (26/03/1984) HELP NEEDED
Kwame Toure (15/11/1998) HELP NEEDED
Tousaint L'overture ((07/04/1803) HELP ND.
Dahia al-Kahina (690 ad) HELP NEEDED
Sandy of Trinidad AP*
D. Abioseh Nicol (20/09/1994) AP*
Namdi Azikiwe (11/05/1996) AP*
Eric Williams (26/03/81) AP*
Frantz Fanon (06/12/1961) HELP NEEDED
Hypatia (360 CE-415 CE) HELP NEEDED
Queen nanny (1686-1755) AP*
Amilcar Cabral (20/01/1973 AP*
Colonel Kudjoe (1764) HELP NEEDED

(AP*: Authorship Pending)

Any visitor to our site can suggest a candidate. Once approved, your selection will be added to the list below. You may then compose and submit the tribute yourself or get a writer or poet in your community to do one instead. Then, simply submit your tribute to ahuniverse1234@gmail.com and it will be added to the list, subject to any necessary editing, including restructuring into our preferred libation format.

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Mirambo / David Gittens / Ikenja / Julius Nyerere / George Washington Carver / W. A. Lavalette / Frederick Douglas / Steve Biko/ Achempong / Henri Christophe / Toussaint Louverture / Kwame Toure / Garfield Sobers/ Bob Marley / Queen Hatshepsut / Eric Williams / Zumbi dos Palmares / Shaka Zulu / Rocky Jones / Benjamin Banneker, Marcus Garvey / David Gittens Ikenja / Harriet Tubman /Kwame Toure / Elijah McCoy / Nelson Mandela / Jesse Owens / Booker T. Washington / George F. McCurdy / W. E. B. Dubois / Maurice Bishop / Garrett A. Morgan / Bai Bureh / Patrice Lumumba / Queen Nanny /Thurgood Marshall / Malcolm X / Yaa Asantewa / Queen Tiye / Hannibal / Paul E. Williams / Kwame Nkrumah / Nnamdi Azikiwe / Nat Turner / Jomo Kenyatta / Frantz Fanon / Alexander Pushkin / Walter Rodney / Lewis Latimer / Queen of Sheba / C.L.R. James / Captain Achempong / Queen Nanny /  Nzinga / Shaka Zulu / Mirambo / Bai Bureh / Candace / Haile Selassie / Mansa Musa / Rocky Jones / Cinque / Harriet Tubman / D. Abioseh Nicol / Paul Robeson / Tousaint L'ouverture / Queen Nzinga / Namdi Azikiwe / Harry R. Gairey / W.E.B. Dubois / Booker T. Washington / Dr. Carrie M. Best / George Washington Carver / Medgar Evers / Lumumba / Sekou Toure / Kwame Nkrumah / Ella Fitzgerald / E. Titus E. Fewrey / Benjamin Banneker / Colonel Kudjoe / etc,  etc, ******(If you do not see the name of your favorite notable ancestor, let us know and we will add it to the list).***

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February is Black History Month 

So far, it has been Celebrated in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom & Ireland.

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Alexander Pushkin 
(May 26, 1799 - January 29, 1837) Son of Africa and ​Father of Russian literature.
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Toussant Louverture
​(May 20, 1743 - July 4, 1803) Liberator of Haiti
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Abdias do Nascimento
(March 14, 1914 - May 23, 2011)
Prominent Brazilian civil rights activist
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Queen Nzinga (1583 - 17/12/1663)
Celebrated queen of Ndongo
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Malcolm X (1925 - 21/02/1965)
Founder, Organization of Afro-American Unity
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Nzumbi Francisco (1655- 29/11/55)
Powerful resister of slavery. King of Quilonbo dos Palmares.
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Queen of Sheba (c 950 BCE)
Africa's gift to Judaism, Christianity & Islam.
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Olauda Equiano (1745 - 1797)
Author & Abolitionist
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Thomas A. Dumas (1762 - 1806)
General of the French Revolution
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John Acher (1863 - 1931)
Panafrican, activist, politician.
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​Queen Nanny (1686 - 1755)
Freedom Fighter, Military Strategist & Tactician. National Hero.
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Mirambo ( 02/12/1884)
Anti-slavery stalwart. Master tactician. 
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Carlota de Cuba (??? - 1884)​
​Freedom fighter. Extraordinary leader. National hero. Panafrican Icon.
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Benkos Bioho (??? - 1621)
Afro-Columbian anti-slavery leader. King of San Basilio de Palenque.
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Imhotep (2650 - 2600 BCE)
Architect, priest, royal councillor,
author, Father of Modern Medicine
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Wangari Maathal (1940 -02011)
Nobel Laureate. Exemplary Environmentalist​.
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Mansa Musa (1280 - 1337)
King of Mali. Richest person of all time.
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Queen Nzinga (1583 - 1663)
Courageous ruler. Resolute defender of her kingdom against enslavement.
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Cleopatra VII (70 BC - 30 BC)
​Queen of Egypt.
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​Abla Pokou (1730 - 1750)
Beloved queen. Epitome of courage and resolve.
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We must each pledge to give of our talents, our energy and our resources for the betterment of Africa and all her children.

Let us all commit to work together for our global prosperity and that of Africa, our ancestral homeland!
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 AFRICAN HERITAGE UNIVERSE

Respect their sacrifice; live their expectations
  Homage to Our     Ancestors
AFRICAN HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

We always observe African Holocaust Remembrance Day on the Saturday of (or immediately following) August 17 or the Saturday of (or immediately preceding) August 23. This is no accident. August 17 is the birthday of the Great Marcus Panafricanus Garvey and August 23, 1791 was the beginning of the Haitian Revolution. Mark these dates on your calendar & check this space for upcoming events.
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The next AHRD will fall on Saturday August 20, 2022. 

BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, THIS EVENT IS AGAIN, LIKELY TO BE PRESENTED VIRTUALLY IN WHICH WHICH CASE THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GLOBAL PARTICIPATION. IT WILL RUN FROM 11:30 AM TO 2:00 PM ATLANTIC DAYLIGHT TIME. FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW.  
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LOCATIONS OF OUR PAST EVENTS:

2015 
PORTUGUESE COVE CANADA
BIRCHTOWN CANADA

2016
PORTUGUESE COVE CANADA
BIRCHTOWN CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2017
CRYSTAL CRESCENT BEACH CANADA
BIRCHTOWN CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2018
AFRICVILLE PARK CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2019
AFRICVILLE PARK CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2020
AFRICVILLE PARK / VIRTUAL

2021
AFRICVILLE PARK / VIRTUAL
LINK TO OBSERVANCE: LINK

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WHAT OTHERS ARE  
SAYING 

DOING  

Tom Outland: Tom Outland 

LONDON: LONDON

John Henrik Clarke: John H. Clarke

GUYANA: GUYANA

Trinity United Church of Christ: TUCH

USA: USA

Black Educational Network: BEN

S.E Anderson: S. E. Anderson

USA: USA

BRIXTON: BRIXTON

Ghana? Ghana

LONDON: LONDON

Jamaican Empress: Jamaican Empr

USA: USA

LONDON: LONDON

Epinero & Mingo: Epinero & Min

James Cameron: James Cameron

USA: USA

Samia Nkrumah: Samia Nkrumah

Noel Morgan: Noel Morgan

USA: USA

Fred Jones: Fred Jones

Ghana: Ghana

USA: USA

"You can tell a people by the holidays they observe" JS Demba. 

The fact that we observe African Holocaust Day throughout our diaspora is a strength. The fact that we do so on different dates is a weakness. We must choose to be strong.​ NM5.









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