The National Association of Colored Women was established to grant African-American women a voice in society. For the past 110 years, the NACW has worked to provide social services and end racism in the United States.
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's collected artifacts of the African Diaspora. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Study is world renowned.
Edmonia Lewis was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a sculptor.
Joshua Johnson was the first professional African-American portrait artist in the United States.
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.