Famous Black Political 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

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator

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

Louis FarrakhanLouis Farrakhan
11 May 1933, American
Political Activist

Condoleezza RiceCondoleezza Rice
14 November 1954, American
Former United States Secretary of State
Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar
04 October 1981, American
U.S. Representative

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

Shirley ChisholmShirley Chisholm
30 November 1924, American
 
Booker T. WashingtonBooker T. Washington
05 April 1856, American
 

Marcus Mosiah Garvey JrMarcus Garvey
17 August 1887, Jamaican
Political leader
Martin Luther King IIIMartin Luther King III
23 October 1957, American
Activist

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

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

George WeahGeorge Weah
1966 AD, Liberian
25th President of Liberia

Maxine WatersMaxine Waters
15 August 1938, American
U.S. Representative
Muhammadu BuhariMuhammadu Buhari
17 December 1942, Nigerian
Politician

Kwame NkrumahKwame Nkrumah
21 September 1909, Ghanaian, Romanian
First President of Ghana

Winnie Madikizela-MandelaWinnie Madikizela-Mandela
26 September 1936, South African
Politician, Anti-Apartheid Activist

Jacob ZumaJacob Zuma
12 April 1942, South African
Fourth President of South Africa
Kwame KilpatrickKwame Kilpatrick
08 June 1970, American
Former Mayor of Detroit

Eldridge CleaverEldridge Cleaver
31 August 1935, American
 
Abiy AhmedAbiy Ahmed
15 August 1976, Ethiopian
Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Yoweri MuseveniYoweri Museveni
15 August 1944, Ugandan
President of Uganda

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
26 October 1961, Kenyan
President of Kenya
Michael SteeleMichael Steele
19 October 1958, American
Politician

Marion BarryMarion Barry
06 March 1936, American
 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
29 October 1938, Liberian
Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State

Olusegun ObasanjoOlusegun Obasanjo
05 March 1937, Nigerian
Former President of Nigeria

Jomo KenyattaJomo Kenyatta
20 October 1891, Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Emmerson MnangagwaEmmerson Mnangagwa
15 September 1946, Zimbabwean
President of Zimbabwe

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Graça MachelGraça Machel
17 October 1945, Mozambican
Politician
Samuel DoeSamuel Doe
06 May 1951, Liberian
Former President of Liberia

Barbara JordanBarbara Jordan
21 February 1936, American
Lawyer

Goodluck JonathanGoodluck Jonathan
20 November 1957, Nigerien
President of Nigeria

Siad BarreSiad Barre
06 October 1919, Somalian
Politician
Paul BiyaPaul Biya
13 February 1933, Cameroonian
President of Cameroon
William RutoWilliam Ruto
21 December 1966, Kenyan
Deputy President of Kenya

Alan KeyesAlan Keyes
07 August 1950, American
Activist

Kenneth KaundaKenneth Kaunda
28 April 1924, Zambian
Teacher

Raila OdingaRaila Odinga
07 January 1945, Kenyan
Former Prime Minister of Kenya
Canaan BananaCanaan Banana
05 March 1936, Zimbabwean
Former President of Zimbabwe

Obafemi AwolowoObafemi Awolowo
06 March 1909, Nigerian
Political Leader

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

Jakaya KikweteJakaya Kikwete
07 October 1950, Tanzanian
President of the United Republic of Tanzania

Julius Maada BioJulius Maada Bio
12 May 1964, Sierra Leonean
President of Sierra Leone
John GarangJohn Garang
23 June 1945, Sudanese
Politician

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

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

Abdou DioufAbdou Diouf
07 September 1935, Senegalese
Politician
John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama
29 November 1958, Ghanaian
President of Ghana

Joaquim ChissanoJoaquim Chissano
22 October 1939, Portuguese
Former President of Mozambique

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

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

Mainza ChonaMainza Chona
21 January 1930, Zambian
Zambian Politician
Holden RobertoHolden Roberto
12 January 1923, Angolan
Angolan Independence Leader

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

Blaise DiagneBlaise Diagne
13 October 1872, Senegalese
Political Leader

Albert John LuthuliAlbert John Luthuli
04 June 1898, South African
President of African National Congress (ANC)
André-Marie MbidaAndré-Marie Mbida
01 January 1917, Cameroonian
Statesman

Mamadou DiaMamadou Dia
18 July 1910, Senegalese
Politician
Kitaw EjiguKitaw Ejigu
25 February 1948, Ethiopian
Space Scientist

Lovemore MadhukuLovemore Madhuku
20 July 1966, Zimbabwean
Politician

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

Herman CainHerman Cain
13 December 1945, American
Businessperson

Tedros AdhanomTedros Adhanom
03 March 1965, Ethiopian
Politician
Elijah CummingsElijah Cummings
18 January 1951, American
Politician

Tim ScottTim Scott
19 September 1965, American
Politician
Bernice KingBernice King
28 March 1968, American
Political Leaders

Thomas SankaraThomas Sankara
21 December 1949, Burkinabe
President

Nana Akufo-AddoNana Akufo-Addo
29 March 1944, Ghanaian
Politician

Nkosazana Dlamini-ZumaNkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
27 January 1949, South African
Politician
Robert SmallsRobert Smalls
05 April 1839, American
Politician
Alveda KingAlveda King
22 January 1951, American
Politician

Benjamin MkapaBenjamin Mkapa
12 November 1938, Tanzanian
Politician, Lawyer

Thabo MbekiThabo Mbeki
18 June 1942, South African
Politician, Economist

Loretta LynchLoretta Lynch
21 May 1959, American
Former Attorney General of the United States
Julius MalemaJulius Malema
03 March 1981, South African
Politician

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

Barbara LeeBarbara Lee
16 July 1946, American
Politician

Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson Lee
12 January 1950, American
Politician

Seretse KhamaSeretse Khama
01 July 1921, Botswanan
Politician
Maynard JacksonMaynard Jackson
23 March 1938, American
Mayor of Atlanta

Mengistu Haile MariamMengistu Haile Mariam
21 May 1937, Ethiopian
Politician, Military personnel
Hank JohnsonHank Johnson
02 October 1954, American
Politician

Ngozi Okonjo-IwealaNgozi Okonjo-Iweala
13 June 1954, Nigerian
Diplomat, Economist
John Conyers, Jr.John Conyers
16 May 1929, American
Politician
Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida
17 August 1941, Nigerian
Politician, Military