Celebrating Notable Brothers & Sisters!

A celebration of the past and the present matters!

A celebration of family, friends, lineage, traditions and customs

bring pride, joy and appreciation of life!

The future only the Father knows,

so we place it ALL in His hands and trust Him.


Exploration Africa thanks our many notable brothers and sisters for the tremendous and significant contributions and difference they've made and are making in our History! 

Join us in celebrating a few of our notables!

Martin Luther King

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  Leader of the American 

civil rights movement. 

"The time is always right to do what is right"

President Obama

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1st African American President of the United States of America!

Yes!  We can!

Yes, We Did!

Frederick Douglas

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 American social reformer, orator, writer, statesman and abolitionist.

 "That which is inhuman cannot be divine."

Nelson Mandela

Anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist

Anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropistl.   

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. 

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

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 The first elected African female head of state.  

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” 

Kofi Annan

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  Ghanaian diplomat, 7th Secretary-General United Nations.

Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize

 "If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom."

Booker T. Washington

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Educator, author, orator, and adviser to multiple presidents of the United States 

 "You can't hold a man down without staying down with him." 

1st Lady Michelle Obama

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 Lawyer, writer and the wife of former 

U.S. President Barack Obama 

"I hope I have made you proud!"

Yes, you have!

George W. Carver

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 Agricultural scientist and inventor.

 Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.   

Madame C.J. Walker

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First black woman millionaire in America” 

 The method of beauty culture she developed and revolutionized black hair care 

Rosa Parks

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 American activist in the civil rights movement known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. First lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom 

Harriet Tubman

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 American abolitionist and political activist.  

 “Conductor” Underground Railroad, leading slaves to freedom before the Civil War 

W.E.B. Dubois

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 American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor.

 The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. 

Thurgood Marshall

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 American lawyer Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 

 “None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up. .." 

Jesse Jackson

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 American civil rights activist, Baptist minister,  politician 

 candidate Democratic presidential nomination "...Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change...."

Shirley Chisolm

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 American politician, educator, and author. 

First black woman elected to the United States Congress

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." 

Mary McLeod Bethune

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 Educator, stateswoman, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist  

Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.

 Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.

Ella Baker

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 African-American civil rights and human rights activist.  

 “You didn't see me on television, you didn't see news stories about me. 

Benjamin O. Davis

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1st African-American 

Brigadier General 

Defended the long road to freedom.

Malcolm X

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 American Muslim minister and human rights activist 

 “Don't be in a hurry to condemn because he doesn't do what you do or think as you think

or as fast. 

Dr. Charles Drew

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American Surgeon and medical researcher in the field of blood transfusion

"... there is no scientific basis for the separation of the bloods ..."

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

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1st African American female doctor

"I early conceived a liking for, aand sought every opportunity to relieve the suffering of others."

Mae C. Jemison

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1st African American female Astronaut

 “Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”  

Bessie Coleman

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1st African American female Pilot "The air is the only place free from prejudice. ..."

You've never lived till you've flown!

Maya Angelou

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 Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. 

 "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."

Oprah Winfrey

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 American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist. 

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." 

Toni Morrison

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 American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. 

 If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it. 

Bebe and Cece Winans

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 American gospel music brother and sister duo. 

"I Found Love" 

"A heart like yours"

Mahalia Jackson

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 American gospel singer. 

"The Queen of Gospel"

"If I can help somebody"

Yolanda Adams

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 American gospel singer, record producer, actress, and radio host  

"Open My Heart"

Jesse Owens

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 American track and field athlete Four-time gold medalist 

1936 Olympic Games 

Michael Jordan

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 American former professional basketball player

  15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls 

Tiger Woods

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 American professional golfer.  

One of the greatest golfers, of the most famous athletes 

of all time. 

Aretha Franklin

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 American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist.

Queen of Soul  

"A Deeper Love"

Mariam Makeba

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 South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, civil rights activist

"Pata, Pata" 

Whitney Houston

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  American singer and actress. Most awarded female artist and best-selling music artists of all time

"Greatest Love of All" 

Louis Armstrong

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 Satchmo", "Satch", and "Pops", was an American trumpeter, composer, vocalist, and actor 

One of the most influential 

figures in jazz. 

"Wonderful World"

Michael Jackson

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 American singer, songwriter, 

and dancer. 

"King of Pop"

One of the greatest entertainers in the history of music. 

"Wanna be startin somethin"

Hugh Masekela

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 South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, singer and composer 

"Father of South African jazz". 

"Grazing in the Grass"

Cicely Tyson

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 American actress and former fashion model.

"A Woman Called Moses"

Sydney Poitier

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  Bahamian-American actor and film director. 

First black Academy Award 

Best Actor

"Guess who's coming to dinner?"

Diahann Carroll

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 American actress, singer, model, and activist. 

"Claudine"

Vashawn Mitchell

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 American gospel singer and songwriter. Produced several Stellar Award-winning projects 

"Nobody Greater"

"Joy"

Kirk Franklin

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 an American choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter, and author. 

"Stomp"

"Smile"

Hezekiah Walker

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 American gospel music artist and pastor 

"Every Praise is to Our God!"

"I need you to survive"

Ella Fitzgerald

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 American jazz singer 

 "First Lady of Song"

Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella 

"In a Sentimental Mood"

"Someone to Watch Over Me"

Luther Vandross

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  American singer, songwriter, and record producer.  

"There's nothing better than Love"

"The Power of Love"

Diana Ross

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 American singer, actress, and record producer. 

"Mahogany"

"Endless Love"

"Lady sings the Blues"

Denzel Washington

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 American actor, director, and producer.  

Golden Globe,Tony Award,  Academy Awards

"Glory" "Training Day" 

Angela Bassett

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 American actress and activist Golden Globe Award

Academy Award Nomination "What's Love Got to Do with It"

"Black Panther" 

Tyler Perry

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 American actor, writer, producer, comedian and director. 

"Diary of a Mad Black Woman"

"Why did I get married?"

"Haves and Have Not"

Serena Williams

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 American professional tennis player and former world No. 1. 

Won 23 major singles titles

Ranked No. 1

Women's Tennis Association 

Muhammad Ali

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  American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist. Nicknamed - "The Greatest" 

One of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers 

of all time.  

Venus Williams

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 American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 Williams is generally credited Ranked world No. 1

 Women's Tennis Association 

For your listening pleasure we feature in celebration of Black History,

Bebe and Cece - Up where we belong