Haile Selassie I (23 July 1892–27 Aug 1975), born Tafari Makonnen Woldemikael was Ethiopia's regent from 1916 to 1930 Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. He was the heir to a dynasty that traced its origins by tradition from King Solomon Queen Makeda, Empress of Axum, known in the Abrahamic tradition as theQueen of Sheba. Haile Selassie is a defining figure in both Ethiopian and African history
Zewditu I was Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first woman head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, she was noted for opposing the reforms of Tafari Makonnen (later Emperor Haile Selassie I) and for her strong religious devotion.
The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years From the African Choir posing like Vogue models to an Abyssinian prince adopted by an explorer, a new exhibition spotlights the first black people ever photographed in Britain Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures via The Guardian