This category lists pages and sites that tell about the lives of African-American men and women who have made significant contributions and/or played prominent roles in society. All sites are suitable for children and teens to read and use for enjoyment or for schoolwork. Biographies may be brief and sites may have several, perhaps connected by occupation, but the information contained should have the basic details, e.g., birth and death dates, some details of the life lived, major accomplishments, and so forth.
One of the many white Americans who expressed interest in the achievements of black Americans during the Harlem Renaissance was real estate developer William E. Harmon. This collection of portraits and biographies is based on the works he amassed in the early part of the 20th century.
CNN profiles men and women who have made lasting contributions, ranging from literature, music, and the arts to science and technology.
Learn about African American culture and its importance in U.S. society, including individual contributions of selected African Americans to American history.
Potrays the life of the singer who, at the peak of her career, was regarded as the world's greatest contralto.
Biographies of African Americans working in the science fields, ranging from geologists and astronomers to mathematicians and inventors.
Brief biography on the composer of the song "We Shall Overcome" and generally considered the Father of American Gospel Music.
Tells about UCLA teacher and Black Panther Party sympathizer who ended up on the FBI's most wanted list after guns registered to her were used in a courtroom shooting.
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