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Legends of the Crown: Lessons in Leadership from Anheuser-Busch and the Great Kings and Queens of Africa

As a corporate leader ahead of the times, Anheuser-Busch commissioned African-American artists to paint the Great Kings and Queens of Africa. The project began in 1975 and continued through 2000. The collection of 30 paintings highlights the richness of African history and provides a timeless lesson in leadership.

Millions of people have viewed the artwork over the past 40 years as it traveled around the country, helping to educate about the rich history of African Kings and Queens and fill a void in understanding the ancestral history of African-Americans.

View the complete collection

Watch the documentary that provides historical detail about each figure featured in the collection

Anheuser-Busch and UNCF Program Partnership

Anheuser-Busch® will award $5,000 scholarships to 30 eligible student leaders entering their junior year of study at a four year accredited Historically Black College or University in the 2014-2015 academic year. This one-year scholarship includes participation in a unique leadership seminar and community service project with Anheuser-Busch senior leaders in St. Louis, MO, July 31 – Aug. 2, 2014. The scholarships celebrate the leadership demonstrated by the Great Kings and Queens of Africa depicted in a one-of-a-kind Anheuser-Busch art collection.

Legends of the Crown - Biggers Taharqua
Taharqa King of Nubia (710-664 BC)
Legends of the Crown - Blackshear Bowelle
Benhanzin Hossu Bowelle - The King Shark (1841-1906)


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