Jan Adams
Jan Rudalgo Adams (born April 21, 1954) is an American cosmetic surgeon and television presenter.
Adams was born in Middletown, Ohio and graduated from Harvard University and University of Michiga...
Beyoncé
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (/bɨˈjɒnseɪ/ bee-YON-say; born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and...
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Archer Alexander
Archer Alexander (circa 1810 - December 8, 1879 in St Louis, Missouri) was a former black slave who served as the model for the slave in the Emancipation Memorial located in Lincoln Park. He was also...
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Norman Lewis (artist)
Norman W. Lewis (July 23, 1909 – August 27, 1979) was an African-American painter, scholar, and teacher. He is associated with Abstract Expressionism. Lewis was African-American, of Bermudian descent...
Robert Prentiss Daniel
Robert Prentiss Daniel (November 2, 1902 – January 1968) was an African-American educator and college administrator. Born in Ettrick, Virginia, he attended college in the South and did graduate ...
Nella Larsen
Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen, born Nellie Walker (April 13, 1891 – March 30, 1964), was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. First working as a nurse and a librarian, she published two novels...
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Stephanie St. Clair
Stephanie St. Clair (1886–1969) was a female gang leader who ran numerous criminal enterprises in Harlem, New York in the early part of the 20th century. St. Clair resisted the interests of the ...
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James Edward Maceo West
James Edward Maceo West (born February 10, 1931 in Farmville, Prince Edward County, Virginia) is an American inventor and acoustician. Along with Gerhard Sessler, West developed the foil electret micr...
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Coreen Simpson
Coreen Simpson (born February 18, 1942) is a noted African-American photographer and jewelry designer, whose work has an African-American theme. She was born and resides in New York City.Simpson's ph...
Toni Braxton
Toni Michele Braxton (born October 7, 1967) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, pianist, musician, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist. Rising to fame in the beg...
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Leah Ward Sears
Leah Ward Sears (born June 13, 1955) is an American jurist and former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Sears was the first African-American female Chief Justice in the United States. W...
Jan Ernst Matzeliger
Jan Ernst Matzeliger (September 15, 1852 – August 24, 1889) was an African-American inventor in the shoe industry.Matzeliger was born in Paramaribo (then Dutch Guyana, now Suriname). His father was a ...
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Petri Hawkins-Byrd
Petri Hawkins-Byrd (born Petri Adonis Byrd; November 29, 1957 Brooklyn, New York) is an African American television personality, known for his role as bailiff on the court program Judge Judy.
Byrd...
Vanguard Justice Society
The Vanguard Justice Society is a non-profit organization based in Baltimore, Maryland, representing the Baltimore Police Department's African American police officers. Founded in 1971, the organizati...
Kiely Williams
Kiely Alexis Williams (born July 9, 1986) is an American singer-songwriter, actress and dancer. She is best known for being a member/background dancer of former girl groups 3LW and The Cheetah Girls.<...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for ...
Stephanie Tubbs Jones
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (September 10, 1949 – August 20, 2008) was a Democratic politician and member of the United States House of Representatives. She represented the 11th District of Ohio, which enco...
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Jack Whitten
Jack Whitten (born 1939) is an American abstract painter.
Whitten was born in Bessemer, Alabama, the son of a seamstress, twice widowed. His father, a coal-miner, died while Whitten was a child. P...
Veatrice Rice
Veatrice Rice (October 1, 1949 – January 21, 2009) was a nurse turned security guard turned television personality, best known for her appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where she served as a si...
Ruth Bolden
Ruth Bolden (1910–2004) was a library founder and civil rights worker. She was educated at Stillman College and received her master’s degree in library science from Atlanta University. She helpe...
Mary Church Terrell
Mary Church Terrell (September 23, 1863 – July 24, 1954) was one of the first African-American women to earn a college degree, and became known as a national activist for civil rights and suffrage; in...
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Hank Willis Thomas
Hank Willis Thomas (b. March 17, 1976 in Plainfield, NJ) is a contemporary African-American visual artist and photographer whose primary interests are race, advertising and popular culture.
Hank T...