Bessie Smith, also known as the empress of the blues, was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920's. She was born on April 15, 1894 in Chattanooga Tennessee. Bessie smith was the daughter of Laura and William Smith, a Baptist minister, and was one of seven children. Her mother, father, and two brothers died before she was nine. To earn money, Bessie and her brother became street performers, with her dancing and singing and him playing the guitar.
Kwame Nkrumah. He was a member of the Mu Chapter at Lincoln University. I selected this respected man of Sigma, because he was the first president of the Republic of Ghana. Ghana became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and was led to independence from Britain in the year of 1957 by Umzae Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who transformed the country into a republic. Umzae Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was an extremely hard working and determined individual.
He had South Africa become a democracy, so South Africans could be in the corridors of power as well as in polling booths. Mandela held his inauguration speech in 1994, stating clearly that South Africa will not be known as “the skunk of the world”, but as “the rainbow nation”. In 1995, South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup, the first event that was ever held in South Africa. For Kamehameha, after he came into power, he started more trade and gained more goods. Some diseases spread because many foreigners were coming to stop at Hawaii for a pit stop.
Muslim chroniclers remembered Askia the Great as the famous king of Songhai. He used the message of Islam to rally his followers and expanded the border of Songhai into the east of africa. He connected his empire with the Indian ocean trade
The chief minister was chosen by a unique system. The names of several candidates were placed under a rock (Cheonjeongdae) near Hoamsa temple. After a few days, the rock was moved and the candidate whose name had a certain mark was chosen as the new chief minister. Whether this was a form of selection-by-lot or a secret election by the elite is not clear. Little is known of Baekje music, but local musicians were sent with tribute missions to China in the 7th century, indicating that a distinctive musical tradition had developed by that
Bibi who was four years old, was a son to Bobinot and Calixta. Bobinot and Bibi were at Friedheimer’s store when the storm began. They had to stay at the store until the storm was over, Calixta on the other hand was at home sewing. Calixta was busy sewing using a sewing machine that she hardly noticed the upcoming storm. While at the store, Bibi looked wise.
Pre-Colonial African Kingdoms and States have always praised the powerful men that have made change and ruled. While that statement is clearly true, it also true that not all powerful, history changing rulers were men. Along the common names of rulers like Oba Ewuare, Osei Tutu, and Oba Oduduwa; there are women who have done the same amount of incredible strides in the history of African Kingdoms. Queen Amina and Queen Nzinga are two women who have done great things for the history of Africa and prove that not just men can control an empire. Starting his rule in 1440, King Oba Ewuare was documented as the first King of the Benin Empire.
A Hutu who acquired a large number of cattle could become a Tutsi and, a Tutsi who lost his cattle and resorted to cultivating for a living, would become a Hutu. The Tutsi dominated the political power. Rwanda was a Kingdom, with a hereditary system- meaning that only the sons of Kings (who were all Tutsi) could take power when their parents