Worldwide Interesting People

162 History Makers of African Descent

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About the Book

Selected from his newspaper feature which appeared in most major black newspapers from 1945 to 1986, this fourth installment of George L. Lee’s fascinating pen and ink portraits brings together black achievers from around the globe. Arranged chronologically (from Piankhi, an Ethiopian ruler of ancient Egypt, to Andre Watts, piano virtuoso), each drawing includes a cameo biography.

About the Author(s)

The late George L. Lee was the author of several books. His works of art as well as his other published works, were originally run in a variety of newspapers.

Bibliographic Details

George L. Lee
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 144
Bibliographic Info: 160 illustrations, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1992]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6768-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Foreword (by Dr. Helen E. Williams)      v

Introduction      1

Piankhi      3

Amenhotep IV      4

Cheops      4

Sunni Ali      5

The Marinides      5

Juan Latino      6

Blessed Martin De Porres      7

Moulay lsmail      8

Buddo      8

Abraham Hannibal      9

Ivan Hannibal      9

Sam Fraunces      10

Alessandro De’ Medici      10

Jean Baptiste Point Dusable      11

Mons. Chevalier De St. Georges      12

Phillis Wheatley      13

Ira Aldridge      14

William Leidesdorff      15

Rudolph Dunbar      15

Joseph Cinque      16

Alexander Crummell      17

Samuel Ringgold Ward      17

Gov. P. B. S. Pinchback      18

Hattie McDaniel      18

Mifflin Wistar Gibbs      19

D. Augustus Straker      20

Menelek ll      21

W. R. Pettiford      22

The ‘Almoravides’      22

Joseph C. Jeremie      23

Henry Ossawa Tanner      24

Richard B. Harrison      25

Charles Wood      25

Col. Charles Young      26

Dr. John Hope      27

Lt. Comdr. Edward S. Hope      27

Dr. William Edward Burghardt Du Bois      28

Dr. James E. K. Aggrey      29

Charles Clinton Spaulding      30

Arthur A. Schomburg      31

Bert Williams      32

William Stanley B. Braithwaite      33

Josh Gibson      33

William H. Thompkins      34

Robert Penn      34

Sgt. George H. Wanton      35

Dr. Emmett J. Scott      35

Sidney Loman      36

Gen. Frank E. Petersen      36

J. Finley Wilson      37

Errol1 Garner      37

Joel A. Rogers      38

Arthur Dooley Wilson      39

Mary Church Terrell      39

Cong. William L. Dawson      40

Marcus Gamey      41

Roland Hayes      42

Judge Perry B. Jackson      42

Tim Moore      43

Horace Pippin      44

Noble Sissle      45

Madame Evanti      46

E. Franklin Frazier, Ph.D      46

Jomo Kenyatta      47

Capt. Adrian Richardson      48

Dr. Charles S. Johnson      49

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor      49

Eugene Jacques Bullard      50

James A. Bland      50

Lloyd A. Hall      51

Florence Mills      52

Butterbeans and Susie      52

William V. S. Tubman      53

Walter A. Gordon      54

Ada Smith Du Conge      54

Bishop Bravid W. Harris      55

Lt. Clarence Samuels      55

Col. Hubert Fauntleroy Julian      56

Gaston Monnerville      57

J. Raymond Jones      58

King Sobhuza 11      59

Sir Ladapo Ademola      60

Mabel Mercer      61

Dr. Rufus E. Clement      62

Robert Brown Elliott      62

Hale Woodruff      63

Albert Luthuli      64

Richmond Barthe      65

Marian Anderson      66

Bashir Shambe      67

Dr. Ralph J. Bunche      68

Lord Constantine      69

Clara Ward      69

Felix Houphouet-Boigny      70

Dr. Hastings K. Banda      71

Alex Quaison-Sackey      71

J. Saunders Redding      72

Aubrey Pankey      73

Shirley Graham Dubois      74

Josephine Baker      75

Russell S. Gideon      76

Adam Clayton Powell      77

Chester Bomar Himes      78

Sir Edward W. F. Mutesa II      79

Dr. Melvin H. Evans      80

Dr. Kwame Nkrumah      81

Art Tatum      82

Teddy Wilson      83

Fred Hutcherson, Jr.      84

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa      85

Laurian Rugambwa      86

Dr. Kenneth B. Clark      87

Billy Eckstine      88

Frank Silvera      89

Sir William Arthur Lewis      90

Dr. John Hope Franklin      91

June Richmond      92

Maj. General Frederic E. Davison      93

Mrs. Iris King      94

Archie A. Alexander      94

Dorothy Maynor      95

Dorie Miller      96

Mary Eugenia Charles      97

William Warfield      98

Capt. Chas L. Thomas      99

Pfc. Arthur J. Broadnaux      99

Dr. Joseph H. Jackson      100

Maurice Cardinal Otunga      101

John H. Jackson      102

Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.      103

Julius K. Nyerere      104

Mervyn Dymally      105

George L. Brown      105

Bishop Harold R. Perry      106

Jewel LaFontant      107

Dinah Washington      108

Chalky Wright      108

Robert G. Mugabe      109

Sammy Davis, Jr.      110

Winifred Atwell      111

Pfc. Jack Thomas      112

Lincoln Alexander      113

Hon. Lynden O. Pindling      113

Mary Elizabeth Vroman      114

Eartha Kitt      115

Lt. Gen. Julius W. Becton, Jr.      116

Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.      117

Harry Belafonte      118

Lawrence Joel      119

Robert N. C. Nix      120

Brock Peters      121

Charles B. Rangel      122

Geoffrey Holder      123

Mattiwilda Dobbs      124

Philippa Schuyler      125

Dick Gregory      126

James Brown      127

Simon Estes      128

Donald McHenry      129

Margaret Tynes      130

Robert “Bob” Marley      131

Andre Watts      132

Index      133

Book Reviews & Awards

“the portraits are excellent…. Recommended”—Library Journal; “interesting…a valuable contribution”—VOYA; “an inspirational collection”—Reference & Research Book News.