Medgar Evers work as a civil rights activist in Mississippi helped end segregation at the University of Mississippi.
A timeline of hip hop culture tracing the beginning of the movement in the 1970s through the 1990s.
Prominent contributions by men of the Black Arts Movement
Prominent women of the Black Arts Movement
William Grant Still known as the "Dean" of African-American composers. He was the first African-American to compose and conduct an orchestra in the United States.
Alvin Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, popularized modern dance.
Actress, singer and vaudeville performer Florence Mills is considered the first African-American international superstar.
Oscar Micheaux was the first African-American to produce a full-length feature film.
Gwendolyn Brooks is the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Brooks poetry is influenced by the Great Migration and later the Black Power Movement.
Duke Ellington's career as a composer, writer, pianist and bandleader spanned more than 50 years.