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The Rodney King Riots

The Rodney King incident exposed racism in the L.A. police department, and ... read more

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African-American Film Pioneers

African-American filmmakers pushed the envelope by using their movies as a ... read more

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an astonishing musical innovator, whose style has yet to b... read more

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Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson was a talented guitarist, whose music laid the groundwork fo... read more

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African-American Theater

During the 20th century, African-American playwrights began gaining recogni... read more

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Slave Narratives

African slaves brought a tradition of oral narratives to the U.S., a tradit... read more

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Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong's talent as a trumpeter shaped the world of jazz.... read more

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman's heroic rescue effort brought slaves to freedom.... read more

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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche served brilliantly as a professor and diplomat, and made many ... read more

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Duke Ellington

A great American composer, Ellington's big band music became wildly popular... read more

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The Great Migration

At the end of the 19th century, droves of African-Americans migrated North.... read more