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American dancer and anthropologist Katherine Dunham studied dance styles in Africa and the Caribbean, bringing new dance techniques back to America. In 1945, Dunham opened and directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance and Theatre in New York City.
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Born in 1972, Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace is regarded as one of the most influential rappers ever.
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Did you know our Museum offers summer workshops for high school students interested in either history and/or literature? Learn more and apply:
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Did you know our Museum offers summer workshops for high school students interested in either history and/or literature? Learn more and apply:
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Pablo Urbiola May 19
Museo de Historia y Cultura Afroamericana en Washington DC Imprescindible para tratar de entender este país
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Adeshola Makinde May 19
Finally was able to check out the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (). I was blown away at all there was to see - inspiring to say the least. (🐐)
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Thanks for sharing your visit! 💜
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Congratulations!! 👩🏿‍🎓
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Smithsonian NMAAHC May 20
Disc jockeys have entertained black audiences and engaged them in politics since Chicago-based host Jack L. Cooper's All-Negro Hour aired in 1929. Black listeners finally got to hear both music and news they could relate to.
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in 1896, SCOTUS ruled that "separate but equal" facilities were constitutional in the case of Plessy v. Ferguson.
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On May 17, 1954, Chief Justice Earl Warren issued a unanimous decision that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional, violating the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause.
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In the 1940s, psychologists Kenneth and Mamie Clark designed and conducted a series of experiments known as “the doll tests” to study the psychological effects of segregation on African American children. Learn more:
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After Houston’s death, Thurgood Marshall argued a joint appeal of these cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education. Part of their defense relied on the testimonies and research of social scientists during throughout their legal strategy.
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in 1954, the U.S Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation is unconstitutional. For more than a decade, Charles Houston, Dean of , headed a team of lawyers that challenged school segregation in 4 states & DC.
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Sammy Davis Jr. died in 1990 at the age of 64. Learn more about his riveting career with this article & the supported documentary on his music, acting, & activism. RT
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Granville Coggs, who died on May 7, at the age of 93, was among the first black aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps. At the Tuskegee Army Air Field, Coggs trained as a bomber pilot, bombardier & gunner. Learn how he fought racism in the military:
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The scholar, educator, and political activist Angela Davis was the nation’s most iconic revolutionary for a generation. Learn more about this work in our newest exhibition, "In Mid-Sentence" open now:
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The P-Funk Mothership is one of the most iconic stage props in the history of popular music. It delivered an unmatched visual spectacle for the audience and represented the spirit behind P-Funk's music. Watch the Mothership land at our Museum
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"Freedom, you see, has got our hearts singing so joyfully Just look about You owe it to yourself to check it out Can't you feel a brand new day?" Lyrics from "Brand New Day," The Wiz Learn more about The Wiz in our collection stories:
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Dr. William Harry Barnes became the first African American certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1927. In 1936, Barnes became president of the National Medical Association, an organization for African American medical professionals.
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