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Over 2050 entries. Some prominent examples include:
José Leandro Andrade 1901 - 1957 Athlete, Uruguay
Ramón Carrillo 1906 - 1956 Neurosurgeon, Argentina
Dr. José Celso Barbosa 1857 - 1921 Physician, politician, Puerto Rico
Henri Christophe 1767 - 1820 Revolutionary soldier,
Rafael Cordero 1790 - 1868 Educator, Puerto Rico
Martin de Porres 1579 - 1639 Saint, Peru
José Carlos do Patrocínio 1854 - 1905 Writer, pharmacist Brazil
María Elena Moyano Delgado 1958 - 1992 Community activist, Peru
Celia Cruz 1924 - 2003 Singer, Cuba
Simpson-Miller b. 1945 Prime Minister, Jamaica
Jamaica Kincaid b. 1949 Writer, Antigua
Miriam Victoria Gomes Lima b. 1962 Activist, Argentina
Malgarida de Almagro 1498 - ? Slave, Chile
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. He is the author most recently of Black in Latin America and Faces of America, which expand on his
critically acclaimed PBS documentaries, and Tradition and the Black Atlantic: Criticism in the African Diaspora. He is the co-editor of Call and Response: Key Debates in African American Studies. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford African American Studies Center, the first comprehensive scholarly
online resource in the field of African American and Africana Studies. He is co-editor, with K. Anthony Appiah, of Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. With Evely n Brooks Higginbotham, he is the co-editor of the eight-volume biographical encyclopedia African
American National Biography.
Franklin Knight is the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History at John Hopkins University. In 1973, Dr. Knight joined the Hopkins faculty as part of the internationally recognized Atlantic History and Culture Program. Since that time his academic and
teaching interests have remained focused on the politics, cultures and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean as well as American slave systems. He has published numerous books, including The Caribbean: The Genesis of a Fragmented Nationalism, The Modern Caribbean, co-edited with Colin A.
Palmer, The Slave Societies of the Caribbean and Las Casas: An Introduction, Much Abbreviated, of the Destruction of the Indies to name just a few.
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