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Songwriters Bob Cole (seated) and J.R. Johnson.

Bob Cole and Rosamond Johnson, songwriting partners and more -- by Black History Album.

African American History | African-American History-Famous Authors: Langston Hughes ...

Prolific writer and poet Langston Hughes rose to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance. "Hold fast to your dreams, for without them life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." My first literary love.

an author on my tbr list: Octavia Butler --- (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field. In 1995, she bec

Five Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway

Octavia Butler (June 1947 - February was an American science fiction writer. A recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, Butler was one of the best-known African-American women in the field of science fiction writers.

Award-winning author Ann Petry was the first African American woman writer to attain best seller status in the United States. Though her writings were based in Harlem, Petry’s books were considered part of the Chicago Renaissance. Her themes often surrounded black urban life as a site of hopelessness. Petry’s first and most powerful novel, “The Street” won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, with book sales topping a million copies.

American beauty theme essay checklist American Beauty study guide contains a biography of Sam Mendes, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

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Roland Hayes (June 1887 – January was an American lyric tenor and composer. It is a common myth that Hayes was the first world-renowned African-American concert artist.

Today, October 12th, we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 12, 1908 – April 28, 1997); an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

Today, October we celebrate the life and times of Ann Petry (October 1908 – April an African American author who became the first black woman writer with book sales topping a million copies for her novel The Street.

I don't actually know who this is, but his moustache wins anyway.

Richard Grant White was one of the foremost literary and musical critics of his day. He was also a prominent Shakespearean scholar, journalist, social critic, and lawyer.

May C. Hyers, first African-American singer to make recordings.

May C Hyers (circa She was the first African American female to make recordings. She was also the stepmom to Anna and Emma Hyers.

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Miss Sarah Bowman. She and her father run a school in Frimond Bay.

Eubie Blake with Noble Sissle by Black History Album, via Flickr

Nobele Sissle (Lyrics) et Eubie Blake (Music): creators of Broadway Black Musical "Shuffle Along"

Today in Black History, 9/22/2013 - James Wormley Jones was the first African American special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation on November 19, 1919. For more info, check out today's notes!

James Wormley Jones (September 1884 – December was an African-American policeman, World War I veteran, and FBI agent. Jones is most widely known for being the first African-American FBI special agent.

The Egyptian Heritage ...

Never make the mistake of thinking Egypt was the Origin of knowledge and understanding. It was the last of the African dynasties.

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