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Celebrating Louis Armstrong

Celebrating Louis Armstrong

Jordan Rogers February 28, 2018

Trumpeter, composer and occasionally an actor, Louis Armstrong was one of the most prominent and famous African American musicians during the Harlem Renaissance. He is most famously remembered for being...

Celebrating Booker T. Washington

Celebrating Booker T. Washington

Maddie Murphy February 27, 2018

[quote]“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” [/quote] As...

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald

Katie Whaley February 26, 2018

Instead of using her troubled childhood as an excuse, Ella Fitzgerald utilized her struggles as motivation to pursue a career in the arts, flourishing as a renowned singer and performer of the 20th century. Fitzgerald...

Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston

Celebrating Zora Neale Hurston

Grace Dorsey February 24, 2018

Born in 1891, Zora Neale Hurston’s talent for writing has secured her a spot as one of the Harlem Renaissance icons. Though her life began in Alabama, Hurston moved to Eatonville, Florida as a toddler....

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Celebrating Nina Simone

Nikol Slatinska February 23, 2018

“To be young, gifted and black, Oh what a lovely precious dream To be young, gifted and black, Open your heart to what I mean In the whole world you know There are billion boys and girls Who are young,...

Celebrating Henrietta Lacks

Celebrating Henrietta Lacks

Camryn DeVore February 22, 2018

Henrietta Lacks was a black women who gave hold to one of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of her time after enduring a tragedy; stage I cervical cancer. Neither she or her family knew that her cells...

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Celebrating Medgar Evers

Emily Oba February 21, 2018

  [dropcap style="light" size="4"]A[/dropcap]fter surviving three years of World War II, Medgar Evers had to face a more daunting challenge back home in the U.S. Born in Decatur, Mississippi on July...

National Portrait Gallery unveils the portraits of former President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama by artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald. Source: Pete Souza.

Celebrating Kehinde Wiley, Amy Sherald

Moy Zhong February 20, 2018

[dropcap style="flat"]S[/dropcap]ince 1789, the practice of presidents commissioning portraits of themselves, whether to glorify their egos or to preserve their faces for future generations, has been...

Celebrating Scott Joplin

Celebrating Scott Joplin

Jacob Sykuta February 19, 2018

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]O[/dropcap]n Nov. 24, 1868 in Northeast Texas, the Joplin musical family welcomed another child to their family. They named him Scott. Florence Givens, Joplin’s mother,...

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Celebrating Gwendolyn Brooks

Ryan Choe February 18, 2018

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]G[/dropcap]wendolyn Brooks was born June 7, 1917 in Topeka, Kansas, but later moved to Chicago, Illinois when she was just six weeks old. Growing up in Chicago, Brooks soon...

Celebrating Maya Angelou

Celebrating Maya Angelou

Allie Pigg February 16, 2018

On April 4, 1928, Maya Angelou arrived into a world that would not be kind to her. Society found many ways to put her down for her gender and skin color. Angelou lived in St. Louis, Missouri until her...

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Celebrating Faith Ringgold

Isabel Gompper February 14, 2018

Born from a Fashion Designer and a Storyteller, Faith Ringgold lived around creativity. Growing up in Harlem during the Great Depression, however, is what really pushed her to make her art unique. Although...

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