Birmingham, Alabama in 1963

The Birmingham Children's Crusade: 50 Years Later

by #teamEBONY

April was a cruel month for Black people in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. So was May, and the months that followed, culminating in… Read More

[UNSUNG HEROES] Chica da Silva:<br />
Brazil’s Black Heroine

[UNSUNG HEROES] Chica da Silva:
Brazil’s Black Heroine

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

Brazil is the largest African nation on Earth in population, with the exception of Nigeria, and more Africans were brought there… Read More

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Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

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Mary Lou Williams: the Lady Who Swings the Band

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

“Mary Lou Williams is perpetually contemporary. Her writing and performing have always been a little ahead...her music maintains… Read More

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The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

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The Drum Is a Woman: Katherine Dunham

by Eugene Holley, Jr.

One of the ancestral imperatives of the New Negro Movement of the early twentieth century was for African-Americans to investigate… Read More

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Chano Pozo: The Prometheus of Latin Jazz<br />

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Chano Pozo: The Prometheus of Latin Jazz

He was born in poverty, worked as a shoe-shine boy, lived the thug life, walked around with a bullet in his back, and flashed a gold… Read More

The Black Fives

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The Black Fives: Black Basketball Pioneers

In celebration of Black History Month, the Barclays Center will be honoring the legacy of Brooklyn’s African American… Read More

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Imhotep: The First Genius<br />

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Imhotep: The First Genius

The celebrated novelist and science writer Isaac Asimov called him “the first historic equivalent, known by name… Read More

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Stokely Carmichael

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Stokely Carmichael

by Stephon Wynn

Stokely Carmichael’s defiance and opposition during "The Movement" made him one of the most influential leaders of… Read More

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Wallace Thurmond, Writer

[UNSUNG HEROES]
Wallace Thurmond, Writer

by Stephon Wynn

Wallace Thurman is revered as one of the most significant writers during the Harlem Renaissance, though he is often forgotten amongst… Read More

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