Category Archives: Profiles

CAIPHAS SEMENYA

In the dark city of Alexander Township Not too far from Kings Bioscope A place that sparked Alexander bus boycott Masemenya lived around the corner from here at 4TH Street. She epitomized womanhood to be human hood and more Masemenya gave birth to a child called Caiphas Semenya Who went on to weave and sing

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Tribute to Fatima Meer

  (1928 to 2010) Background Fatima was born in Grey Street (Kwa-Zulu Natal) on 12 August 1928, the daughter of a Muslim father Moosa Meer; and Jewish / Portuguese mother Rachel Farrel, who embraced Islam and took the name Amina. She was the second of nine children. Moosa was born in Surat, Gujarat and came

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Profiling Don Mattera, A man with great history

Originally born Donato Francisco in Westbury,1935. Don Materra grew up in Sophiatown in a time that rejoiced vibrant South African culture. He depicted Sophiatown in his biography Memory is the Weapon, written in 1987, for it’s beauty; picturesque and intimate like most ghettoes. . . . Mansions and quaint cottages . . . stood side

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KAIZER MOTAUNG IN ATLANTA GEORGIA

Kazier Mutaung, Mwila, Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Stephen Mncube When I came to Atlanta in the late sixties I felt like a new born baby here in the land of Martin Luther King, Andrew Young, and Rap Brown Georgia was by and large the Birmingham of the civil rights movement.

Rabindranath Tagore (May 1861 – 7 August 1941)

A Pirali Brahmin from Kolkata and the youngest of 13 children born in the Jorasanko mansion to parents Debendranath Tagore (1817 – 1905) and Sarada Devi (1830 – 1875) was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. As author ofGitanjali, he was the first non-European who was awarded the

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Martin Luther King Jr

Martin Luther King  Jr (1929–1968) was an American clergyman and civil-rights leader. He was the son of a pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. King in 1954 became minister of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. He led the black boycott (1955–1956) of segregated city bus lines and in 1956 gained a major

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