Famous Black Leaders

Barack ObamaBarack Obama
04 August 1961, American
44th U.S. President
Martin Luther King Jr Martin Luther King Jr.
15 January 1929, American
Civil Rights Activist

Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela
18 July 1918, South African
Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator

Colin PowellColin Powell
05 April 1937, American
65th United States Secretary of State

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822, American
Abolitionist
Louis FarrakhanLouis Farrakhan
11 May 1933, American
Political Activist

Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice
14 November 1954, American
Former United States Secretary of State

Idi AminIdi Amin
1925 AD, Ugandan
Former President of Uganda
Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm
30 November 1924, American
 

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar
04 October 1981, American
U.S. Representative

Booker T. WashingtonBooker T. Washington
05 April 1856, American
 

Cyril RamaphosaCyril Ramaphosa
17 November 1952, South African
President of South Africa

Robert MugabeRobert Mugabe
21 February 1924, Zimbabwean
Former PM & President of Zimbabwe

George WeahGeorge Weah
1966 AD, Liberian
25th President of Liberia
Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey
17 August 1887, Jamaican
Political leader

Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III
23 October 1957, American
Activist

Desmond TutuDesmond Tutu
07 October 1931, South African
Anti-Apartheid Activist

Muhammadu BuhariMuhammadu Buhari
17 December 1942, Nigerian
Politician
Mobutu Sese SekoMobutu Sese Seko
14 October 1930, Congolese, Moroccan
Dictator

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942, South African
Fourth President of South Africa
Paul KagamePaul Kagame
23 October 1957, Rwandan
President of Rwanda

Kofi AnnanKofi Annan
08 April 1938, Ghanaian
Former UN Secretary General

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909, Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana
Kwame KilpatrickKwame Kilpatrick
08 June 1970, American
Former Mayor of Detroit

Abiy AhmedAbiy Ahmed
15 August 1976, Ethiopian
Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Yoweri MuseveniYoweri Museveni
15 August 1944, Ugandan
President of Uganda

Eldridge CleaverEldridge Cleaver
31 August 1935, American
 

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
26 September 1936, South African
Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist
Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
26 October 1961, Kenyan
President of Kenya

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Michael SteeleMichael Steele
19 October 1958, American
Politician
Olusegun ObasanjoOlusegun Obasanjo
05 March 1937, Nigerian
Former President of Nigeria

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
29 October 1938, Liberian
Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State

Marion BarryMarion Barry
06 March 1936, American
 

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
20 October 1891, Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Emmerson MnangagwaEmmerson Mnangagwa
15 September 1946, Zimbabwean
President of Zimbabwe
Jean-Bédel BokassaJean-Bédel Bokassa
22 February 1921, Central African
2nd President of the Central African Republic

Omar al-BashirOmar al-Bashir
01 January 1944, Sudanese
President of Sudan

Paul BiyaPaul Biya
13 February 1933, Cameroonian
President of Cameroon

Samuel DoeSamuel Doe
06 May 1951, Liberian
Former President of Liberia
Jean-Jacques DessalinesJean-Jacques Dessalines
20 September 1758, Guinean, Haitian
Haitian General

Goodluck JonathanGoodluck Jonathan
20 November 1957, Nigerien
President of Nigeria

Graça MachelGraça Machel
17 October 1945, Mozambican
Politician

Juvenal HabyarimanaJuvénal Habyarimana
08 March 1937, Rwandan
President of Rwanda

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
21 February 1936, American
Lawyer
T. B. JoshuaT. B. Joshua
12 June 1963, Nigerian
Televangelist and Faith Healer

Siad BarreSiad Barre
06 October 1919, Somalian
Politician
Kenneth KaundaKenneth Kaunda
28 April 1924, Zambian
Teacher

Alan KeyesAlan Keyes
07 August 1950, American
Activist

William RutoWilliam Ruto
21 December 1966, Kenyan
Deputy President of Kenya
Salva Kiir MayarditSalva Kiir Mayardit
13 September 1951, Sudanese
President of South Sudan

Raila OdingaRaila Odinga
07 January 1945, Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Samora MachelSamora Machel
29 September 1933, Mozambican
Political leader

Canaan BananaCanaan Banana
05 March 1936, Zimbabwean
Former President of Zimbabwe

José Eduardo dos SantosJosé Eduardo dos Santos
28 August 1942, Angolan
President of Angola

Enoch AdeboyeEnoch Adeboye
02 March 1942, Nigerian
Pastor

Julius Maada BioJulius Maada Bio
12 May 1964, Sierra Leonean
President of Sierra Leone
Mwai KibakiMwai Kibaki
15 November 1931, Kenyan
Former President of Kenya

Léopold Sédar SenghorLéopold Sédar Senghor
09 October 1906, Senegalese
Senegalese Politician

Obafemi AwolowoObafemi Awolowo
06 March 1909, Nigerian
Political Leader

William TubmanWilliam Tubman
29 November 1895, Liberian
Politician
John GarangJohn Garang
23 June 1945, Sudanese
Politician

Jakaya KikweteJakaya Kikwete
07 October 1950, Tanzanian
President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Henry Ossian FlipperHenry Ossian Flipper
21 March 1856, American
Military Leader

Agostinho NetoAgostinho Neto
17 September 1922, Angolan
Former President of Angola

Morgan TsvangiraiMorgan Tsvangirai
10 March 1952, Zimbabwean
Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
Ahmadou AhidjoAhmadou Ahidjo
24 August 1924, Cameroonian
First President of Cameroon

Abdoulaye WadeAbdoulaye Wade
29 May 1926, Senegalese
Politician
Gideon WellesGideon Welles
01 July 1802, American
 

Levy MwanawasaLevy Mwanawasa
03 September 1948, Zambian
Member of Parliament

Abdou DioufAbdou Diouf
07 September 1935, Senegalese
Politician
Siaka StevensSiaka Stevens
24 August 1905, Sierra Leonean
1st President of Sierra Leone

John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama
29 November 1958, Ghanaian
President of Ghana
Joaquim ChissanoJoaquim Chissano
22 October 1939, Portuguese
Former President of Mozambique

Rupiah BandaRupiah Banda
13 February 1937, Zambian
Former President of the Republic of Zambia

Carl StokesCarl Stokes
21 June 1927, American
Former Mayor of Cleveland

Peter TurksonPeter Turkson
11 October 1948, Ghanaian
Cardinal
Moussa Dadis CamaraMoussa Dadis Camara
01 January 1964, Guinean
Military Officer
Mainza ChonaMainza Chona
21 January 1930, Zambian
Zambian Politician

Charles TaylorCharles Taylor
28 January 1948, Liberian
Former President of Liberia

Blaise DiagneBlaise Diagne
13 October 1872, Senegalese
Political Leader

Holden RobertoHolden Roberto
12 January 1923, Angolan
Angolan Independence Leader
André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
01 January 1917, Cameroonian
Statesman

Albert John LuthuliAlbert John Luthuli
04 June 1898, South African
President of African National Congress (ANC)

Mamadou DiaMamadou Dia
18 July 1910, Senegalese
Politician

Lovemore MadhukuLovemore Madhuku
20 July 1966, Zimbabwean
Politician

Kitaw EjiguKitaw Ejigu
25 February 1948, Ethiopian
Space Scientist
Bogolo Joy KenewendoBogolo Joy Kenewendo
1987 AD, Botswanan
Economist, Politician

Hassan Sheikh MohamoudHassan Sheikh Mohamoud
29 November 1955, Somalian
President of Somalia
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
16 November 1904, Nigerian
First President of Nigeria

Akua DansuaAkua Dansua
23 April 1958, Ghanaian
Ghanaian Politician
Tedros AdhanomTedros Adhanom
03 March 1965, Ethiopian
Politician
Tim ScottTim Scott
19 September 1965, American
Politician