Black History Bee
The Arts/ Education/Theatre/ Music/ Dance
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He the first African American Country Music Artist in twenty years to make the country music top 40 with his #1 hit " Don't Think I Don't Think About it " in 2008
Dr. W. E. B. Dubois
He was a noted speaker and writer whose topics extensively spoke of un fair treatment of African Americans.
James Weldon Johnson
He wrote "Lift every voice and Sing" the Black National Anthem
she is a famous African American Playwright who is best know for her play " A Raisin In The Sun."
Her powerful voice destroyed the racial Barriers in classical music. She was the first African American contralto to sing at the Metropolitan Opera.
She was the first African American Female White House Chief Photographer. She served under the Clinton Administration.
She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her novel "Beloved".
Maya Angelou / On the Pulse of the Morning
As world renowned poet she read this poem at President Clinton's Inauguration in 1993.
he is the Author of a famous piece of African American Literature entitled "Native Son"
is a dancer choreographer and civil rights activist who was awarded the national mettle of arts In 1989. she was best known for bringing African and Caribbean influences to the world of dance.
Won the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poems, "Annie Allen.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel "Roots".
He was a educated. He was the first African American to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
He was the First African American to have a staring role in a continuing dramatic series on Television.
She was recognized as the first African American sculptor.
He became the first African American to ever conduct the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is a famous film director . His movies include " Do The Right Thing" and "Malcolm X".
Ida B. Wells Barnett
She published the "Red Record" a pamphlet against lynching.
Halle Berry /Denzel Washington
They were awarded Oscars for Best actress and Actor in 2002 .The first time the award was simultaneously won by African-American Actors.
She was honored by the NAACP with seven Image Awards for her contributions to the visual arts.
She is known as the "Princess of Black Poetry".
Was a singer of blues, jazz, gospel, and country and western music. He preformed at Carnegie Hall with the hit songs, "Georgia" and "Born to lose" He was instrumental of rock and roll.
In 1983 she won the Pulitzer Prize for "Color Purple".789
Maltida Sissieretta Joyner Jones
She achieved great success
He came to be called the" Poet Laureate of the Negro Race".
He was the first black artist to receive a Spingarn Medal Honor.
John Lee Hooker
He was a blues sing/ guitarist and father of boogie.
In 1990 She designed the portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt on the U.S dime.
He was a famous ragtime pianist and composer. One of his famous songs was "The Sting".
She was a Jazz singer that was know to musicians and audiences as "The Divine One".
Harpio Studios /Oprah Winfrey
------ was founded by --------in 1989,was the first black owned movie and television production studio in the U.S.
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
Husband and wife team ,were civil rights activist and actors whose work was honored in 2000 with the screen Actors Lifetime Achievement Award.
"Follow the Drinking Gourd"
The message in the lyrics to this gave the route to freedom using the North Star.
he became the first African American Artist commissioned to paint an official portrait. He painted President Bill Clinton.
In 1946 She became the first African American woman to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company, New York Opera House.
James Earl Jones
he Became famous as a Shakespearean actor . He received the Tony Award and was nominated for an Oscar in his role in the film, "The Great White Hope".
He attended Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California.He later became a movie director of films such as " Boyz In The Hood", "Shaft" and "Four Brothers".