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Addis Ababa Awaits Pushkin Statue From Moscow

AFRICANGLOBE - Born in 1799 in Moscow, Alexander Pushkin, whose ancestry is claimed by both Ethiopia and Eritrea, is considered the father of modern Russian literature, he also gave Russia a it's first written language. Pushkin's grandfather, Abram Gannibal, is believed to have been born in Ethiopia in 1679. The son of an Ethiopian prince, Gannibal was kidnapped and taken to Russia at the age of eight as a slave of Russian Czar Peter the Great.

Frederick Douglass Takes His Rightful Place On Capitol Hill

AFRICANGLOBE - Frederick Douglass, the enslaved African-American turned abolitionist, believed in freedom and equality for “all of us", his great-great-granddaughter said Wednesday at the unveiling of a statue of Frederick Douglass in the Capitol.