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Description: Choose five African historical figures and find three good info links, including one magazine or newspaper article
Date Completed: March 3, 2001
My Thoughts: I tried to choose historical figures from different times, not just all the really famous nice ones. Most of the Web information about famous Africans is about people from the 20th century or another time. Idi Amin had links that were really positive or really angry. I tried to find sources that looked reliable, like famous encyclopedia and magazines. One really big source of links was a site called Africa.com which is a really big site that has all kinds of African culture and history.

African Historical Figures

Desmond Tutu, General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches

Biography from Nobel Prize site

http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1984/tutu-bio.html

Encyclopedia article

http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0849787.html

Five Horizons magazine article

http://www.horizonmag.org/1/tutu.htm

F. W. De Klerk, former president South Africa

Encyclopedia article

http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/03532.htm

Information site article

http://www.facts.com/cd/b94315.htm

Washington Post article

http://www.recordernews.com/1997/0829/opinion/fw/fw.html

Idi Amin, former President of Uganda

Information site article

http://www.africana.com/tt_499.htm

Britannica encyclopedia article

http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/4/0,5716,7264+1+7180,00.html

The Black World Today article

http://www.blackworldtoday.com/views/feat/feat1142.asp

Menelik II

Encyclopedia article

http://encarta.msn.com/find/Concise.asp?ti=0187A000

Encyclopedia article

http://www.bartleby.com/65/me/Menelik2.html

Washington Post article

http://www.sidamaconcern.com/articles/constructed_on_a_sand_foundation_III.htm

Shaka Zulu

Article

http://campus.northpark.edu/history/WebChron/Africa/ShakaZulu.html

Information site article

http://www.africana.com/tt_586.htm

Information site article

http://school.discovery.com/homeworkhelp/worldbook/atozhistory/s/504470.html