For this page,  we solicit and publish tributes to our ancestors of distinction: those who are recently departed as well as those whose departure occurred in the distant past. The date of departure is inserted  immediately following the ancestor's name. An asterisk (*) denotes an estimated date. 

1. Marcus P. M. Garvey (10/06/1940)
Marcus PanAfricanus Garvey (10/06/1940) 
2. Arthur T. J. Porter (30/06/2015)
Arthur T. J. Porter (30/06/2015)
​3. Kwame Nkrumah (27/04/72) 
Kwame Nkrumah (27/04/1972)
4. Mirambo (02/12/1884)  
The Great Mirambo
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Chinua Achebe (21/03/2013) AP*
Queen Nzinga (17/12/1663) AP*
Errol Walton Barrow (01/06/1987) AP*
Shaka Zulu (22/09/1828) HELP NEEDED
Cheikh Anta Diop (29/12/1923-07/02/1986)
WEB Dubois (27/08/1963) HELP NEEDED
Dr. J. Henrik Clarke (01/1915-16/07/1998)
Captain Achempong (1770) HELP NEEDED
Kudirat Abiola (04/01/1996} HELP NEEDED
Ousmane Sembene (09/06/2007) HELP ND.
C.L.R. James (1989) AP*
Queen Mother Naa Asantewaa (1927) AP*
Patrice Lumumba (17/01/1961) AP*
Chancellor Williams (07/12/1992) AP*
Ahmadu Bello (15/01/1966) HELP NEEDED
QN. Nefertiti (1270-1530 BC) HELP NEED
Sekou Toure (26/03/1984) HELP NEEDED
Kwame Toure (15/11/1998) HELP NEEDED
Toussaint L'overture ((07/04/1803) HELP ND.
Dahia al-Kahina (690 ad) HELP NEEDED
Dr. Ben Jochannan(31/12/1918-19/03/2015)
Sandy of Trinidad AP*
D. Abioseh Nicol (20/09/1994) AP*
Namdi Azikiwe (11/05/1996) AP*
Eric Williams (26/03/81) AP*
Frantz Fanon (06/12/1961) HELP NEEDED
Hypatia (360 CE-415 CE) HELP NEEDED
Queen Nanny (1686-1755) AP*
Amilcar Cabral (20/01/1973 AP*
Colonel Kudjoe (1764) HELP NEEDED
King Benkos Bioho (???-16/03/1621)

(AP*: Authorship Pending)

Any visitor to our site can suggest a candidate. Once approved, your selection will be added to the list below. You may then compose and submit the tribute yourself or get a writer or poet in your community to do one instead. Then, simply submit your tribute to [email protected] and it will be added to the list, subject to any necessary editing, including restructuring into our preferred libation format.

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Mirambo / David Gittens / Ikenja / Julius Nyerere / George Washington Carver / W. A. Lavalette / Frederick Douglas / Steve Biko/ Achempong / Henri Christophe / Toussaint Louverture / Kwame Toure / Garfield Sobers/ Bob Marley / Queen Hatshepsut / Eric Williams / Zumbi dos Palmares / Shaka Zulu / Rocky Jones / Benjamin Banneker, Marcus Garvey / David Gittens Ikenja / Harriet Tubman /Kwame Toure / Elijah McCoy / Nelson Mandela / Jesse Owens / Booker T. Washington / George F. McCurdy / W. E. B. Dubois / Maurice Bishop / Garrett A. Morgan / Bai Bureh / Patrice Lumumba / Queen Nanny /Thurgood Marshall / Malcolm X / Yaa Asantewa / Queen Tiye / Hannibal / Paul E. Williams / Kwame Nkrumah / Nnamdi Azikiwe / Nat Turner / Jomo Kenyatta / Frantz Fanon / Alexander Pushkin / Walter Rodney / Lewis Latimer / Queen of Sheba / C.L.R. James / Captain Achempong /  Nzinga / Shaka Zulu / Mirambo / Bai Bureh / Candace / Haile Selassie / Mansa Musa / Rocky Jones / Cinque / D. Abioseh Nicol / Paul Robeson / Tousaint L'ouverture / Queen Nzinga / Namdi Azikiwe / Harry R. Gairey / W.E.B. Dubois / Booker T. Washington / Dr. Carrie M. Best / George Washington Carver / Medgar Evers / Lumumba / Sekou Toure / Kwame Nkrumah / Ella Fitzgerald / E. Titus E. Fewrey / Benjamin Banneker / Colonel Kudjoe / etc,  etc, ******(If you do not see the name of your favorite notable ancestor, let us know and we will add it to the list).***

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February is Black History Month 

So far, it has been Celebrated in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom & Ireland.

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Alexander Pushkin 
(May 26, 1799 - January 29, 1837) Son of Africa and ​Father of Russian literature.
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Toussant Louverture
​(May 20, 1743 - July 4, 1803) Liberator of Haiti
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Abdias do Nascimento
(March 14, 1914 - May 23, 2011)
Prominent Brazilian civil rights activist
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Queen Nzinga (1583 - 17/12/1663)
Celebrated queen of Ndongo
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Malcolm X (1925 - 21/02/1965)
Founder, Organization of Afro-American Unity
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Nzumbi Francisco (1655- 29/11/55)
Powerful resister of slavery. King of Quilonbo dos Palmares.
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Queen of Sheba (c 950 BCE)
Africa's gift to Judaism, Christianity & Islam.
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Olauda Equiano (1745 - 1797)
Author & Abolitionist
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Thomas A. Dumas (1762 - 1806)
General of the French Revolution
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John Acher (1863 - 1931)
Panafrican, activist, politician.
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​Queen Nanny (1686 - 1755)
Freedom Fighter, Military Strategist & Tactician. National Hero.
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Mirambo ( 02/12/1884)
Anti-slavery stalwart. Master tactician. 
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Carlota de Cuba (??? - 1884)​
​Freedom fighter. Extraordinary leader. National hero. Panafrican Icon.
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Benkos Bioho (??? - 1621)
Afro-Columbian anti-slavery leader. King of San Basilio de Palenque.
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Imhotep (2650 - 2600 BCE)
Architect, priest, royal Counsellor,
author, Father of Modern Medicine
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Wangari Maathal (1940 -02011)
Nobel Laureate. Exemplary Environmentalist​.
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Mansa Musa (1280 - 1337)
King of Mali. Richest person of all time.
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Queen Nzinga (1583 - 1663)
Courageous ruler. Resolute defender of her kingdom against enslavement.
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Cleopatra VII (70 BC - 30 BC)
​Queen of Egypt.
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Abla Pokou (1730 - 1750)
Beloved queen. Epitome of courage and resolve.
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Pixley Ka Isaka Seme (1881 - 1951)
Founder and President of the African National Congress (ANC)
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Zumbi dos Palmares (1655 - 1695)
​Afro-Brasilian freedom fighter, King of Palmares
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WHY?
LEST WE FORGET!

We must each pledge to give of our talents, our energy and our resources for the betterment of Afrika and all her children.

Let us all commit to work together for our global prosperity and that of Afrika, our ancestral homeland.
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Respect their sacrifice; live their expectations
  Homage 
to Our     Ancestors
AFRIKAN HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

We always observe Afrikan Holocaust Remembrance Day on the Saturday of (or immediately following)  August 17: the birthday of Marcus Garvey. He is so honoured for being the de facto Father of PanAfrikanism. Long may he live!
 Mark these dates on your calendar & check this space for upcoming events.

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The next AHRD will fall on Saturday August 19, 2023

AHR 2023 WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT, THUS AFFORDING ALL MEMBERS OF OUR GLOBAL AUDIENCE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE. IT WILL RUN FROM 11:00 AM TO 2:00PM 
ATLANTIC DAYLIGHT TIME. FURTHER DETAILS TO FOLLOW.  

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LOCATIONS OF OUR PAST EVENTS:

2015 
PORTUGUESE COVE CANADA
BIRCHTOWN CANADA

2016
PORTUGUESE COVE CANADA
BIRCHTOWN CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2017
CRYSTAL CRESCENT BEACH CANADA
BIRCHTOWN CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2018
AFRIKVILLE PARK CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2019
AFRIKVILLE PARK CANADA
TRAFALGAR SQUARE UK

2020
AFRIKVILLE PARK / VIRTUAL

2021
AFRICVILLE PARK / VIRTUAL
LINK TO OBSERVANCE: LINK

2022
AFRIKVILLE PARK / VIRTUAL

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SCENES FROM PAST EVENTS: 

WHAT OTHERS ARE
SAYING 

DOING  


USA: USA

UK: SANKOFA  DAY 


"You can tell the mentality of a people by the holidays they observe" 
JS Demba 
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WHY HOLOCAUST IN THE NAME OF OUR EVENT? 

We have received pointed criticism from some for calling our event: 

Afrikan Holocaust 
Remembrance

It is important to state categorically that it is against our philosophy or temperament to deny, denigrate, or demean others, their culture, experiences or beliefs. Indeed, we stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers & sisters in their vigilance against  a repetition of the horrendous atrocities of the 2nd world war and beyond. 

Suffice it to say we arrived at the word holocaust, after an exhaustive search for a term which aptly captures the trials, tribulations & torture of our people: 

* Kidnapped from our Ancestral homeland
* Shacklement & forced confinement during transportation across the Atlantic Ocean & Sahara Desert
* Fed to sharks or hyenas en-route
* Branded, castrated, raped & variously brutalized for centuries
* Non-payment for centuries of work that made the West, Europe & the Middle East prosper & Afrika & ourselves poor 
* Continuation of various forms of oppression to this day, with its resultant Post Traumatic Slave Malady. Etc., etc., etc.

No, we a'int into dissing anybody. Can't spare the time. Hands, heads and minds too busy coping with all the stuff they keep dumping on us.
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The fact that we observe Afrikan Holocaust Day throughout our diaspora is a strength. The fact that we do so on different dates is a weakness. We must choose to be strong.​ NM5.

NEXT AFRIKAN HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE EVENT:

August 17, 2024
11 am Atlantic time

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO JOIN
lest we forget

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PAGE EPILOGUE: The Spirit of Sankofa Beckons 
"We must suitably consecrate the millions of our Ancestors who were unceremoniously discarded in the Atlantic Ocean and the Sahara Desert during our holocaust, or be     unworthy of inclusion in the human race."                                                                                                                                                     JS Demba

The next Afrikan Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed on August 17, 2024. 
As with our previous observances, the event will begin at 11:00 am Atlantic time and end at 2:00 pm. The program will include a keynote lecture, discussion, drumming, 2 minutes of silence & the offering of flowers in remembrance of our Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Sahara Slave Trade Ancestors.

As was the practice in previous events, the 2024 Afrikan Heritage Universe Prosperity Award (AHUPA) will be conferred on a worthy recipient at the same event. This year's honoree will be selected from a short list of worthy individuals, who have distinguished themselves in the service of our collective prosperity. Previous recipients include NANA Dr. PLO Lumumba, NANA Dr. D. Abike Wills, NANA Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, NANA Dr. Afua Cooper, NANA Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, NA-NANA Camille Yarbrough. It is an understatement to state that the AHUPA Pantheon is fast becoming a decidedly stellar institution.

More information will follow in due course. In the meantime, mark the date on your calendar and share this email with all your contacts, locally, regionally & globallyNM5