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Giuseppe Mazzini

Giuseppe Mazzini (B) 1805, Genoa, Italy (D) 1872, Pisa, Italy age 67 He was an Italian politician, journalist, activist for the unification of Italy, and spearhead of the Italian revolutionary movement. Influenced by: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Plato, Joseph de Maistre Quotes … Continue reading

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Hégésippe Jean Légitimus

Hégésippe Jean Légitimus 1868 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (died 1944 in Angles-sur-l’Anglin, France) He was a socialist politician from Guadeloupe who served in the French National Assembly from 1898–1902 and from 1906-1914 Légitimus was the first black man elected to the … Continue reading

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Algiers, Algerian

Algiers, Algerian Algerian protesters rejected the interim leader named Tuesday to replace former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, shouting “out with the system” as they demonstrated for the dismantling of the political hierarchy that has led Algeria for two decades. The North … Continue reading

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Gandhi

Perhaps Gandhi was right when he said ‘The world has enough for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s greed’. Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of all animal products, particularly in diet. Vegetarianism is the practice … Continue reading

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Hégésippe Jean Légitimus

Hégésippe Jean Légitimus 1868 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe died 1944 in Angles-sur-l’Anglin, France) He was a socialist politician from Guadeloupe who served in the French National Assembly from 1898–1902 and from 1906-1914 Légitimus was the first black man elected to the … Continue reading

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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (1)

Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (1) Backgrounder by Claire Felter Last updated March 4, 2019 Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Some postcolonial leaders in the 1960s and 1970s sought to become … Continue reading

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first … Continue reading

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Romanticism

Romanticism was a movement that dominated all genres; including literature, music, art, and architecture; in Europe and the United States in the first half of the 19th century. It originated in the late 18th century as a reaction against the … Continue reading

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Gustavus Vassa or Olaudah Equiano / Gustavus Vassa ou Géraldine

Gustavus Vassa or Olaudah Equiano 1745-1797 age 52 He was known in his lifetime as Gustavus Vassa, a prominent Nigerian in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade. His autobiography, published in 1789, … Continue reading

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Louis-Joseph Papineau

Louis-Joseph Papineau 1786-1871 age 85 Born in Montreal, Quebec, He was a French-Canadian political leader a politician, lawyer, and the landlord of the seigneurie de la Petite-Nation. He played a major role in the events leading to the Rebellion of … Continue reading

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