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Steve Biko – father of the Black Consciousness movement

Steve Biko - father of the Black Consciousness movement

Steve Biko – father of the Black Consciousness movement

Steve Biko was a well-known fighter for the rights of black South Africans. He is considered the founder of the Black Consciousness movement.
Stephen Bantu Biko was born on December 18, 1946 in King William’s Town, South Africa into an ordinary family. He was the third of four children.
Since childhood, Steve was interested in politics. For political reasons he was expelled from the prestigious Lovedale School in Alice (South Africa), and then continued his studies in the more liberal Roman Catholic St. Francis College.
In 1966 he entered the Medical Faculty of the University of Natal in Durban. There he met his future friend and mentor Joshua Mboya Dada. Biko became a member of National Union of South African Students.
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Tony Blair – famous politician

Tony Blair – famous politician

Tony Blair – famous politician

Tony Blair is a former leader of the British Labour Party, 73rd Prime Minister of Great Britain (1997 – 2007). In XX century, only Blair and Margaret Thatcher were in power for three general election campaigns. He became the youngest Prime Minister of the country over the past 200 years.
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair was born on May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Leo, a successful lawyer and law lecturer, chose to run for parliament as a Tory in 1963. He suffered a stroke just before the election, leaving him unable to speak for three years.
As a child, he lived for three years in Australia. From 1961 to 1966 he attended a private school at Durham Cathedral, together with Rowan Atkinson, actor better known as Mr Bean. Then Tony entered the privileged Fettes College in Edinburgh.
In 1971-72, Blair went to London to try his hand in rock music before studying law at St. John’s College, Oxford University. As a student he was the lead singer in Ugly Rumours. In 1975 he became the Bachelor of Laws.
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Raul Castro – revolutionary and statesman

Raul Castro - revolutionary and statesman

Raul Castro – revolutionary and statesman

Raul Castro is a Cuban revolutionary and statesman. On February 24, 2008 he became the Head of State and commander in chief of its armed forces and on April 19, 2011 Raul became a leader of the Communist Party of Cuba.
The younger brother and ally of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Raul participated in the Cuban revolution of 1959, and after the victory he was appointed the Minister of War of Cuba. In 1965 he became the ruling party deputy head. On July 31, 2006 he actually became a leader of Cuba.
Raul Modesto Castro Ruz was born on June 3, 1931 in Biran, Cuba into a family of large landowner Angel Castro Argiz. His mother, Lina Ruz Gonzalez, was a cook in his father’s estate. She gave birth to five children before Angel Castro married her. Despite the fact that Castro’s parents were illiterate they tried to give good education to their children. Raul graduated from Jesuit College and studied at the University of Havana. From his youth he was actively involved in the youth movement: he was a member of the Union of Socialist Youth, took an active part in the struggle against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.
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Fidel Castro – The Man Who Changed Cuba

Fidel Castro - The Man Who Changed Cuba

Fidel Castro – The Man Who Changed Cuba

Fidel Castro was a Cuban revolutionary, statesman, political and party leader, the head of Cuba in 1959-2011. Under his leadership, Cuba had been transformed into a one-party socialist state, industry and private property were nationalized. At the international level, he was Secretary General of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1979-1983 and 2006-2009.
He is one of the major world figures of the second half of the 20th century.
In 1954 he went to Mexico, where together with Ernesto Che Guevara and his brother Raul Castro organized a revolutionary movement on 26 July. Returning to Cuba, he led a guerrilla war against the Batista regime. In 1959 Fulgencio Batista was overthrown and revolutionaries came to power. Castro became Cuba’s leader and created a communist government. Education and health services were free, and every citizen was guaranteed work.
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Nikki Haley – American politician

Nikki Haley – American politician. Governor Haley Official Portrait

Nikki Haley – American politician. Governor Haley Official Portrait

Nikki Haley is an American politician, the 116th governor of South Carolina. Haley became the first woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina. She is the youngest current governor in the United States.
Nimrata Nikki Randhawa Haley was born on January 20, 1972 in Bamberg, South Carolina. Her parents, Dr. Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, immigrated from Amritsar, Punjab. She has two brothers and a sister. Her brother Mitti is a retired member of the United States Army Chemical Corps who served for 20 years. Her second brother Charan is a web designer. Her sister Simran is a radio host.
Haley graduated from Orangeburg private school and then received a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Clemson University.
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Ben Carson – neurosurgeon and author

Ben Carson - neurosurgeon and author

Ben Carson – neurosurgeon and author

Ben Carson is American neurosurgeon and author. He was the first doctor who successfully performed an operation to separate Siamese twins who were born joined at the head. In 2008 the 43rd US President George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He was a candidate for the US presidency in 2016.
Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson Sr. was born on September 18, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan. His parents divorced when Ben was eight years old. His mother had only a third-grade education and worked as a maid, sometimes holding two or even three jobs to support her family. The family was poor.
While studying in secondary school, Ben had a dream – to become a doctor.
He graduated from Yale University (Department of Psychology), and then the medical department of the University of Michigan.
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Megyn Kelly – journalist and TV presenter

Megyn Kelly – journalist and TV presenter

Megyn Kelly – journalist and TV presenter

Megyn Kelly is an American journalist, television presenter, and a lawyer.
Megyn Marie Kelly-Brunt was born on November 18, 1970 in Albany, New York. She grew up in Syracuse, in the same state. When Megyn was 15 years old, her father died of a heart attack, and later her mother remarried. Megyn has an older brother, Pete Kelly, who lives in Atlanta and sister – an unmarried mother of three children.
In 1995 Megyn graduated from Albany Law School. Subsequent 9 years Kelly had been practicing law in Jones Day. At first she worked as a lawyer in Chicago office of Bickel & Brewer LLP and later began her career in journalism. In 2003, she began a career as a journalist reporter for the ABC, and in 2004 agreed to work on FOX.
She also has been a trainer in aerobics for 10 years.
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