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Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Matt Baker is often considered the first known successful African-American artist in the comic-book industry.

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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

One of the foremost figures of the Civil Right Movement, Maya Angelou was a true visionary writer and performer who changed the landscape of the both the literary, political, and cultural world, whose legacy will forever resonate with people around the world from all nations.

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was one of the foremost singer/songwriters and Civil Right activists of her generation, revolutionizing the music genre as well as the African-American voice.

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Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey has lived the American Dream, overcoming hardship and diversity to become one of the largest media figures in the world.

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Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson was one of the greatest singers of the 20th Century, but it was her dignity in the face of racial prejudice which confirmed her legacy in the United States.

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Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman was a pioneer and innovator in the field of aviation, both as an African-American and as a woman. Overcoming the obstacles placed in her path by the society of her day, she set and example for all of those following in her path. 

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Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker is a name that is synonymous with the 1920s cultural high life. She lived in a time of immense social, political and cultural change and was at the forefront of the “jazz baby” movement in the US and Europe, with her immensely colorful performances, provocative costumes and very distinctive singing voice.

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Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was one of the most celebrated and respected writers/poets of the Harlem Renaissance and was a fore bearer of great authors of the Black Experience.

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