Banda, Hastings Kamuzu (c. 1898–1997), president of Malawi, was born in a small village near the trading centre Kasungu in the British protectorate of Nyasaland, the son of Mphonongo Banda and his wife, Akupinganyama Phiri. (He later gave 1906 as his year of birth.) His parents were ...
Maker Rex Coleman and Baron Studios
James W. St G. Walker
Cary [née Shadd], Mary Ann Camberton (1823–1893), schoolmistress, newspaper editor, and political activist, was born on 9 October 1823 in Wilmington, Delaware, eldest of thirteen children of Abraham Doras Shadd (1801–1882), a shoemaker, and his wife, Harriet Parnell (1806–1880). Free African Americans in a slave state, prominent in the anti-slavery and negro convention movements, her family moved to ...
Maker unknown photographer
Xuma, Alfred Bitini (1893–1962), politician and physician in South Africa, was born at Manzana, Engcobo district, Thembuland, in the Transkei, Cape Colony, on 8 March 1893. He was the seventh child of the Wesleyan converts Abraham Mangali Xuma, farmer and lay preacher, and ...