TITLE

AFRICA 2003 -- A YEAR IN REVIEW

AUTHOR(S)
Packard, Gabriel
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
New York Amsterdam News;1/8/2004, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents obituaries of Afro-Americans, as of January 8, 2004. Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda, died on August 16, 2003, in Saudi Arabia. Amin was exiled there and lived in luxury. During his eight years in power, 1971-79, he was linked to an estimated 300,000 deaths. Amin was also an eccentric figure, declaring himself king of Scotland in 1975. Babatunde Olatunji, 76, a Nigerian drummer helped make African music popular in America with his best-selling 1959 album "Drums of Passion." He taught and performed African drumming throughout the U.S., and in 1967 helped found the Olatunji Center for African Culture in Harlem, N.Y.
ACCESSION #
11904396

 

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