Nina Simone (sentada), apelidado de "Grande Sacerdotisa da Alma", ela veio a ser conhecida como o cantora de protesto do Movimento dos Direitos Civis. Ela escreveu "ser jovem, talentoso e preto" tomando emprestado o título de uma peça de seu amigo, Lorraine Hansberry Vivian, que se tornou um hino popular do Movimento pelos Direitos Civis
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr accomplished more in 39 years of life than any man could wish to accomplish in 100 lifetimes. He was born January 15, 1929 into a life of Southern segration but would eventually be thrust into a unique position where he would become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.
Americans of African Descent are ""worthy of every right and privilege granted to other citizens of this United States of America" - Delilah L. Beasley, 1919." She was the first African Descent woman to write regularly for an integrated daily newspaper, the Oakland Tribune in 1923. She was instrumental in persuading the national press to stop using the words “*arkie” and “*igger” and began to capitalize the “N” in Negro and became an outspoken activist for civil rights.
Martin Luther King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960. Photographer: Howard Sochure
Black theatre flourished during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s. Experimental groups and black theatre companies emerged in Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Among these was the Ethiopian Art Theatre, which established Paul Robeson as America's foremost black actor.