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 Panafricanus Garvey
Marcus PanAfricanus Garvey (10/06/1940) 
Arthur T. J. Porter
Arthur T. J. Porter (30/06/2015)
Kwame Nkrumah (27/08/72) IN PROGRESS
Mirambo (1884)  IN PROGRESS
Shaka Zulu (22/09/1828) HELP NEEDED
WEB Dubois (27/08/1963) HELP NEEDED
Queen Ahmose-Nefertari (1270-1530 BC)
Sekou Toure (26/03/1984) HELP NEEDED
Kwame Toure (15/11/1998) HELP NEEDED
Dahia al-Kahina (690 ad)
Namdi Azikiwe (11/05/1996) HELP NEEDED
Frantz Fanon (06/12/1961) HELP NEEDED
Hypatia (360 CE-415 CE)

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 and it will be added to the list, subject to any necessary editing, including restructuring into our preferred libation format.

Mirambo, David Gittens Ikenja, Julius Nyerere, George Washington Carver, W. A. Lavalette, Frederick Douglas, Steve Biko, Achempong, Julius Nyerere, Henri Christophe, Toussaint Louverture, Kwame Toure, Garfield Sobers, Bob Marley, Queen Hatshepsut, Eric Williams, Zumbi dos Palmares, Shaka Zulu, Rocky Jones, Henri Christophe, Benjamin Banneker, Marcus Garvey, David Gittens Ikenja, Harriet Tubman, Kwame Toure, Elijah McCoy, Garfield Sobers, Nelson Mandela, Jesse Owens, C. L. R. James, Booker T. Washington, Toussaint Louverture, George F. McCurdy, W. E. B. Dubois, Maurice Bishop, Garrett Morgan, Bai Bureh,  Lumumba, Queen Nanny, Thurgood Marshall, Eric Williams, Malcolm X, Yaa Asantewa, Queen Tiye, Hannibal, Paul E. Williams, Kwame Nkrumah, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Nat Turner, Jomo Kenyatta, Frantz Fanon, Alexander Pushkin, Walter Rodney, David Gittens Ikenja, Zumbi dos Palmares, W. A. Lavalette, Lewis Latimer, Elijah McCoy, Queen of Sheba, etc, ***(If you do not see the name of your favorite notable ancestor, let us know and we will add it to the list).***


February is Black History Month 
​So far, it has been Celebrated in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom & Ireland.

Alexander Pushkin 
(May 26, 1799 - January 29, 1837) Son of Africa and ​Father of Russian literature.
Toussant Louverture
​(May 20, 1743 - July 4, 1803) Liberator of Haiti
Abdias do Nascimento
(March 14, 1914 - May 23, 2011)
Prominent Brazilian civil rights activist
Queen Nzinga (1583 - 17/12/1663)
Celebrated queen of Ndongo
Malcolm X (1925 - 21/02/1965)
Founder, Organization of Afro-American Unity
Queen of Sheba (c 950 BCE)
Africa's gift to Judaism, Christianity & Islam.
Olauda Equiano (1745 - 1797)
Author & Abolitionist
Thomas A. Dumas (1762 - 1806)
General of the French Revolution
John Acher ((1863 - 1931)
Panafrican, activist, politician.
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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  Homage to Our     Ancestors
LET US KNOW IF WE HAVE OMITTED YOUR FAVORITE ANCESTOR. Send us the name(s) and we will add them to the list.

Marcus Garvey    Hannibal C.L.R. James   Achempong Kojo  Queen Nanny  Nzinga Shaka Zulu   Mirambo   Bai Bureh   Candace    Haile Selassie Mansa Musa  Rocky Jones Cinque  Harriet Tubman    D. Abioseh Nicol Paul Robeson          Namdi Azikiwe Harry R. Gairey W.E.B. Dubois Booker T. Washington Dr. Carrie M. Best George Washington Carver   Medgar Evers   Lumumba     Kwame Toure Sekou Toure  Kwame Nkrumah      Ella Fitzgerald     Julius Nyerere  E. Titus E. Fewrey   Benjamin Banneker 

"Wealth is not the fruit of labor but the result of organized protected robbery."
Frantz Fanon
""Do not remove the kinks from your hair, remove them from your brains."
Marcus Garvey
"Looking for beauty? Check your mirror. Looking for truth? Believe your soul!"

Truth Serum
"I write to keep in contact with our ancestors and spread truth to people." 
Sonia Sanchez
"Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable."
African proverb
"There can be no peace without justice."
African proverb