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Mary McLeod Bethune

For I am my mother's daughter, and the drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth." - Mary McLeod Bethune 

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The National Association of Colored Women

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

Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's collected artifacts of the African Diaspora. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Study is world renowned.

Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a sculptor.

Nineteenth Century African-American Artists

Joshua Johnson was the first professional African-American portrait artist in the United States.

Medgar Evers

Medgar Evers work as a civil rights activist in Mississippi helped end segregation at the University of Mississippi.

Hip Hop Culture Timeline: 1970 to 1983

A timeline of hip hop culture tracing the beginning of the movement in the 1970s through the 1990s.

Men of the Black Arts Movement

Prominent contributions by men of the Black Arts Movement

Women of the Black Arts Movement

Prominent women of the Black Arts Movement

William Grant Still

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.

African-American Modern Dance Choreographers

Alvin Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, popularized modern dance.

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