Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and has influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alic
Frank E. (USMC) (born March 1932 in Topeka, Kansas) is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General. He was the first African-American Marine Corps aviator and the first Black American Marine Corps general.
Ancient Appalachian people boasted of having Portuguese ancestry to avoid slavery. Genetic evidence shows that the families historically called Melungeons are the offspring of sub-Saharan African men and white women of northern or central European origin.
Guillermo Moncada (1841-1895) was an Afro-Cuban military leader, and the well-known Moncada Barracks, nicknamed “el gigante de ébano” (the ebony giant) and “Guillermón” (big Guillermo) was born in Santiago de Cuba at a time when Black slavery was still legal and widespread in the island. He is also renowned for killing Miguel Pérez y Céspedes, the most feared “rancheador” or professional fugitive slave hunter in eastern Cuba.