The fa­mous faces that show black his­tory is not just skin deep...

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1 Nel­son Man­dela Be­came South Africa’s first post-apartheid pres­i­dent af­ter spend­ing 27 years in soli­tary con­fine­ment.

2 Muham­mad Ali For­mer world heavy­weight box­ing cham­pion and totem for the civil-rights move­ment.

3 Rosa Parks Sym­bol for the civil rights move­ment. Re­fused to move from a seat re­served for white bus pas­sen­gers.

4 Black Pan­thers A black na­tion­al­ist and so­cial­ist or­gan­i­sa­tion.

5 Mar­cus Gar­vey Pro­pounded black na­tion­al­ism in Ja­maica and the US, founded the UNIA-ACL group.

6 Martin Luther King Spokesman for the Amer­i­can civil-rights move­ment in the 50s and 60s. As­sas­si­nated in 1968.

7 Mal­colm X Hu­man rights ac­tivist and black min­is­ter. In­flu­en­tial in the con­tro­ver­sial Na­tion of Is­lam move­ment.

8 Bob Mar­ley The Ja­maican singer­song­writer and reg­gae mu­si­cian is one of the best­selling artists of all time.

9 Tom­mie Smith and John Car­los The US ath­letes who con­ducted the fa­mous Black Power salute while at the 1968 Olympics.

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