Today marks the 42nd anniversary of the death of Ho Chi Minh (05/19/1890 – 09/02/1969), who served as Prime Minister and President of Vietnam. As a young man he traveled to the United States and lived in Harlem, Brooklyn and Boston. In Harlem he saw Marcus Garvey speak and was influenced by the black nationalist movement. Briefly noted in Ho’s NYT obituary linked below: “Out of Ho’s American experiences came a pamphlet, issued in Moscow in 1924, called “La Race Noire” (“The Black Race”), which assailed racial practices in America and Europe.”
Read more about his amazing life here: Ho Chi Minh Was Noted for Success in Blending Nationalism and Communism.