They say true leaders are born, not made. When faced with slavery, oppression, or human rights issues, many men and women are brave enough to do what needs to be done and to step into the role of leading others. For example, Queen Nzinga of the Mbundu people, of present-day Angola, refused to let her country be taken over by the Portuguese and her people enslaved. Not every history-making leader is without controversy, however. Readers can find out more about such leaders as Haile Selassie, Shirley Chisholm, Kofi Annan, Condoleezza Rice, and many more in this fact-filled volume covering the most interesting black rulers and leaders.