Yerby, Frank: Author of Historical Fiction Novels

Frank Yerby Yerby was born in 1916, he was an African American novelist known for historical fiction. He’s best work is he’s novel “Of The Dahomean” (1971, later republished as “The Man from Dahomey). His stories are action packed and include characters of ethnic backgrounds. Despite his success, he had been criticized for not focusing on…

X, Malcolm

An African-American activist leader who articulated concepts of race pride and Black Nationalism in the early 1960s. I have read Malcolm x’s autobiography and below is my review (taken from my other blog, Modiste Word). Who is Malcolm X was the question which led me to read he’s autobiography. The book is a detailed account of Malcolm’s…

Williams, Henry

  Henry Sylvester Williams (1869 – 1911)  A Trinidadian lawyer, councillor and writer, known for his involvement in the Pan-African Movement. He worked across North America and Britain. [Image taken from Google Images]

Vashon, Susan: A teacher for her Community

Susan Vashon   Susan Paul Vashon was born in Boston, 1838. She graduated as the only coloured girl in her class  and valedictorian Her mother had died when she was young, and she was brought up by her grandmother. When she became a mother she directed her children with personal guidance and wise caution. Reading…

Unthank: A Physician

Dr. Thoman Unthank An African American Physician Convention Hall, a hospital in Kansess, was split into sections, with one section being for minorities. Unthank did some work there, treating he’s community. He then went on a crusade to have a hospital for minorities, which many of the white Physicians and city leaders did not pay…

Tull, Walter: British Footballer

Walter Tull     An English professional footballer who played as an inside forward for Tottenham Hotspur (1909–1911) and Northampton Town (1911–1914). He was the second person of Afro-Caribbean/mixed heritage to play in the top division of the Football League. He fought several battles in WWI and he was killed in action during the Spring Offensives* in France,  aged 29. [Image taken from…