Famous Black Intellectuals & Academics

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
30 June 1930, American
Economist
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
07 January 1891, American
Folklorist, Anthropologist

Sir Arthur LewisSir Arthur Lewis
23 January 1915, Saint Lucian
Economist

Lovemore MadhukuLovemore Madhuku
20 July 1966, Zimbabwean
Politician

Carter WoodsonCarter Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Historian
Bogolo Joy KenewendoBogolo Joy Kenewendo
1987 AD, Botswanan
Economist, Politician

Frantz FanonFrantz Fanon
20 July 1925, Algerian, French, Martiniquan
Psychiatrist

John McWhorterJohn McWhorter
06 October 1965, American
Linguist
N. K. JemisinN. K. Jemisin
19 September 1972, American
Novelist

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author
Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942, South African
Politician, Economist

Julius NyerereJulius Nyerere
13 April 1922, Tanzanian
Linguist, Politician, Translator

Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
13 June 1954, Nigerian
Diplomat, Economist

Judy SmithJudy Smith
27 October 1958, American
Crisis manager

Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo
02 February 1969, Zambian
Economist
Francis ArinzeFrancis Arinze
01 November 1932, Nigerian
Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest

Buchi EmechetaBuchi Emecheta
21 July 1944, Nigerian
Writer, Novelist, Sociologist, Playwright, Editor,

Johnnetta ColeJohnnetta Cole
19 October 1936, American
Anthropologist and educator

Sol PlaatjeSol Plaatje
09 October 1876, South African
Journalist
Édouard GlissantÉdouard Glissant
21 September 1928, French
Writer

William Wells BrownWilliam Wells Brown
06 November 1814, American
Writer, Historian, Novelist
Charles S. JohnsonCharles S. Johnson
24 July 1893, American
Sociologist

Pearl PrimusPearl Primus
29 November 1919, American
Dancer

Roland G. Fryer, Jr.Roland G. Fryer, Jr.
04 June 1977, American
 
Pauline HopkinsPauline Hopkins
1859 AD, American
Novelist

Alexis KagameAlexis Kagame
15 May 1912, Rwandan
Philosopher
Claude AkeClaude Ake
18 February 1939, Nigerian
Political Scientist

Djibril Tamsir NianeDjibril Tamsir Niane
09 January 1932, Guinean
Historian

Archibald Campbell JordanArchibald Campbell Jordan
30 October 1906, South African
Novelist
Michael AnthonyMichael Anthony
10 February 1932, Trinidadian
Author

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Byllye AveryByllye Avery
20 October 1937, American
Healthcare Leader
Kenneth OakleyKenneth Oakley
07 April 1911, British
Anthropologist

Georgios HatzidakisGeorgios Hatzidakis
1848 AD, Greek
Linguist

Kenneth Bancroft ClarkKenneth Bancroft Clark
14 July 1914, American
Psychologist

Houston A. Baker, Jr.Houston A. Baker, Jr.
22 March 1943, American
Scholar
Peter John GomesPeter John Gomes
22 May 1942, American
Preacher