These Historical Figures Were Black?!

October 22, 2014  |  
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Alexander Pushkin

The man considered the father of Russian literature was the great-grandson of an Ethiopian prince named Abram Petrovich Gannibal. Among Pushkin’s more famous unpublished works (left after his death in a duel) is an unfinished novel about his Ethiopian great-grandfather.

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