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Roland Hayes

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The tenor Roland Hayes was the first African American man to win international fame as a concert performer. A native of Georgia, he traveled and...
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Florence Mills

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Florence Mills, original name Florence Winfrey, (born January 25, 1896, in or near Washington, D.C., U.S.—died November 1, 1927, New York City, New York), American...
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Anne Spencer

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Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer lived her entire life in Virginia, where she tended her garden, worked as a librarian and teacher, hosted luminaries of...
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Alice Dunbar Nelson

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Alice Dunbar Nelson, in full Alice Ruth Dunbar Nelson, née Moore, (born July 19, 1875, New Orleans, La., U.S.—died Sept. 18, 1935, Philadelphia, Pa.), novelist,...
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Benjamin Mays

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Perhaps best known as the longtime president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Benjamin Mays was a distinguished African American minister, educator, scholar, and social activist....
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Carl Brashear

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Born into a sharecropping family in 1931, Carl Brashear rose from little to become the first African American Master Diver and first amputee diver in...