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    • Jazz Legends Created: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Duke Ellington's career as a composer, writer, pianist and bandleader spanned more than 50 years.
    • Macon Bolling Allen Created: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Macon Bolling Allen was the first African-American licensed attorney and judge in the United States.
    • Biography: James Baldwin Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      James Baldwin's work as an essayist, novelist and playwright explored issues such as personal identity, racism, and sexuality.
    • The Power of the Press: African-American News Publications in the Jim Crow Era Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      The African-American press was instrumental in campaigning against Jim Crow in the South and de facto segregation in the North.
    • The National Association of Colored Women Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      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.
    • Lugenia Burns Hope Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Lugenia Burns Hope worked tirelessly to improve the lives of African-Americans in Georgia through various initiatives.
    • Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Arturo Alfonso Schomburg's collected artifacts of the African Diaspora. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Study is world renowned.
    • Nineteenth Century African-American Artists Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Joshua Johnson was the first professional African-American portrait artist in the United States.
    • Edmonia Lewis Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Edmonia Lewis was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a sculptor.
    • Mary Mcleod Bethune Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Mary McCleod Bethune was a lifelong educator and civic leader.
    • Medgar Evers Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Medgar Evers work as a civil rights activist in Mississippi helped end segregation at the University of Mississippi.
    • Florence Mills Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Actress, singer and vaudeville performer Florence Mills is considered the first African-American international superstar.
    • Men of the Black Arts Movement Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Prominent contributions by men of the Black Arts Movement
    • Hip Hop Culture Timeline: 1970 to 1983 Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      A timeline of hip hop culture tracing the beginning of the movement in the 1970s through the 1990s.
    • Women of the Black Arts Movement Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Prominent women of the Black Arts Movement
    • William Grant Still Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      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 Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Alvin Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, popularized modern dance.
    • African-American Filmmakers Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Oscar Micheaux was the first African-American to produce a full-length feature film.
    • A Biography of Emmett Till Created: Friday, July 30, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      A biography of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy who was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi in 1955." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      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.
    • Profile: Ella Baker Created: Friday, August 17, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Ella Baker was a strategic organizer and mentor to several Civil Rights Movement organizations.
    • James Weldon Johnson: Renaissance Man Created: Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      This page offers biographical information on the African-American writer, James Weldon Johnson. The profile features a biography, family information and various texts published by the author.
    • James Forten Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      James Forten was more than a wealthy African-American. He was an abolitionist and sociopolitical activist.
    • What is Juneteenth? Created: Thursday, June 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      Juneteenth is a holiday, begun in Texas, that celebrates the emancipation of American slaves." itemprop="description"> Sunday, August 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
      A timeline of the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s." itemprop="description">
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    • Malcolm X Created: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Once a convicted criminal, Malcolm X rose to prominence as a religious/political leader of the Nation of Islam. By his death in 1965, X had broken away from the NOI and formed the Muslim Mosque Inc.
    • Timeline of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      The Pennsylvania Abolition Society used moral suasion followed by political action as a method to abolish enslavement." itemprop="description">> Thursday, March 08, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      This article is a list of the five cities that played an important role in the abolition movement.
    • John Lewis Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      John Lewis is an United States congressman. At the age of 23, he became one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Countee Cullen was a prominent literary figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
    • AME Church Created: Saturday, June 30, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      The AME Church was established in 1816 by Reverend Richard Allen" itemprop="description"> Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      African-American women in politics.

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