The first Statue of Liberty given to the the US by France was a black woman that the US turned down so the French made another which is the current in NY Harbor. This is Black Lady Liberty, also made by the French, on the Island of St Martin.
Kurfurst Moritz von Sachsen, one of the most extraordinary and bravest knights of Europe! For African history students, please research your ancestors history in Europe, and don't assume that it is only white folks who dwell there as you see it today.
Queen Nzinga with Her Entourage, Kingdom of Kongo, by Antonio Cavazzi (Source). Nzinga was a century queen who thwarted Portuguese colonization with her military skill and diplomatic cunning. An excellent military strategist, she led.
Nzinga was the queen of Ndongo and Matamba, historical states in what is now Angola. This altogether remarkable woman seized the throne and held it for 40 years, successfully resisting Portuguese colonialism.