|born on||13 October 1872 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )|
|Place||Dakar, Senegal, 14n40, 17w26|
|Timezone||LMT m17w26 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||20°50' 14°17 Asc. 00°26'|
French political leader and mayor of Dakar, the first black African elected to the French Chamber of Deputies, and the first to hold a position in the French government.
He was a pioneer of black African electoral politics and an advocate of equal rights for all, regardless of race. He encouraged African accommodation of French rule and the adoption of French cultural and social norms. Though he was ahead of his time in 1914, by the later years of his life, African colonial politics had passed him by. He continued to advocate an African role in France while most Western-educated African elites embraced African nationalism and worked for eventual independence from the colonial powers.
He died in Cambo-les-Bains on 11 May 1934, aged 61.
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate. Birth place of Île de Gorée is one of the 19 communes d'arrondissement (i.e. districts) of the city of Dakar, Senegal.
- Traits : Body : Race (Black African)
- Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
- Vocation : Politics : Public office
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (First black African elected to the French Chamber of Deputies)
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (First black African to hold a position in the French government)