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9 greatest African men: did you know their names?

Who are the most influential and famous African men we know of? Learn their names now!

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These people have changed our world for better. Their names and stories should be remembered and followed. Learn who the greatest Africans were.

Who were the 9 greatest African men?

Martin Luther King

He was the man of freedom. He took the stand for what he believed and spoke the greatest speech ever. His words from the famous speech still sound in our hearts:

“I have a dream.”

He was murdered, but is movement is alive. He dramatically changed the life of Africans in USA.

Martin Luther King

Michael Jackson

It’s hard to find a man who has not heard this name. He was not a freedom fighter or a great politician. And yet he shaped the mentality of a whole generation in the 20th century by his music!

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Michael Jackson

Mandela

He fought for the freedom of the black population of South Africa and he won despite spending many years in prison. His name became worldwide famous and he has contributed much to changing the face of Africa.

Mandela

Usain Bolt

Who is the fastest man alive? It’s Usain from Jamaica. He is also the costliest athlete in the world. His records are hard to beat.

Usain Bolt

Muhammad Ali

He is the toughest and most influential sportsman of the 20th century. He took a stand on the ring and in life and protected and fought for what he believed. His boxer ruled in 60s and 70s.

Muhammad Ali

Barack Obama

The 44th President of the United States is black and that alone is a sensation. They knew it would eventually happen and Obama has become the man. Soon his second tenure would be over, but he made it into the history. He has Kenyan roots.

Barack Obama

Kofi Annan

This elderly man is the 7 UN secretary, but he is not the first man to take the position. He is the second, but worthy of the office. He has done so much to help people around the globe and to make their life better and more peaceful. He comes from Kenya.

Kofi Annan

Frederick Douglass

He lived during the abolition fight and war. He was a slave once, but got the freedom and continued to fight for the rights of Africans in USA. He was one of the key persons in the movement.

Frederick Douglassя

Chinua Achebe

This Nigerian novelist is listed among the greatest African writers. His book Things Fall Apart was translated into 50 languages, and he sold over 12 million copies of it.

Chinua Achebe

These people are worthy. They started small, but ended to be great. They have done so much and did not hesitate to pay the price giving away their very lives.

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