Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry holds his daughter after Game 6 of The NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers at The Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105 to 97 to win the NBA Finals title 4 games to 2. Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle
On January 20, 1758, he either burned to death at the stake or made an amazing escape. Macandal was one of the greatest revolutionaries in history yet his story was hidden. He is the first known black to proclaim he would end slavery . Taken from the Congo region at the age of 12 to the Caribbean, he was fluent in Arabic and was sought far and wide by slaves and aristocrats for his use of plants in the treatment of disease . He was a gifted musician, painter and sculptor.