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Mandela's Sketches Get U.S. Premiere

Ten pieces, all drawn by Nelson Mandela and first conceived during his 27-year imprisonment, recently made their U.S. debut at the Ansin Family Art Gallery in the Miramar Cultural Center, which is located in the city of Miramar, Florida, just ...
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The X Factor: An Exaltation of a Fallen Revolutionary

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, I write you as an unusual voice among those who committed to the preservation of his message.
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Malcolm X: Relevant, Radical, Revolutionary

Fifty years after his assassination, this complex advocate for the rights of blacks continues to garner both admiration and criticism.
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Moss Kendrix: The Father of Black Public Relations

The rich legacy of concerned African-American public relations professionals started in the 1930s with one Moss Kendrix, who is often referred to as the “father of black PR.”
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Ailey Dancer Reinvents Legendary Odetta

As the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes its way across the U.S. during the current season, several dancers have been featured as folk music hero Odetta in a brilliant piece choreographed by Matthew Rushing.
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Charlie Sifford, 92, First Black PGA Tour Player, Dies

Charlie Sifford, the first African-American to break the color barrier in professional golf, died Tuesday night, the PGA of America said. He was 92.
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Rosa Parks Archive Opening to Public at Library of Congress

The Rosa Parks Collection, on loan for 10 years at the Library of Congress, formally opens to researchers on Feb. 4, the birthdate of the late civil rights icon.
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Marion Barry's Legacy Must Live On

Marion Barry is gone. It still hasn't sunk in.
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Marion Barry Served a Broad Constituency

On the early morning of Nov. 23, Marion S. Barry collapsed shortly after a three-day stay at Howard University Hospital and was rushed to the United Medical Center in Southeast. Since his death, residents of Washington, D.C. have mourned the ...
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SNCC and the Rise of Marion S. Barry Jr.

They gathered as they had all those years ago when they were young and determined to forge change.
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He Loved Us and We Loved Him Back: A Remembrance of Marion Barry

So, he stumbled. But he'd earned enough high regard and goodwill for us not to see those challenges as the measure of the man.
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The Real Story of Marion S. Barry Jr.

Would you be willing to publish the truth and nothing but the truth about your life, as Marion Barry did in his autobiography? Many of us would not. It's one of the reasons why he was so exceptional.
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Remembrances of Marion S. Barry Jr.

Local and national luminaries share their memories of Marion S. Barry Jr.
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African-American Mayors Remember Marion Barry

To his contemporaries and those who followed in his footsteps, Marion Shepilov Barry Jr. proved to be a trailblazer and his "Mayor for Life" declaration is homage from the many that reaped the benefits of a hero dedicated to changing ...
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Annie Lee, Famed Artist and Humanitarian, Dies

Annie Lee, an internationally acclaimed artist who was a major supporter of the Tom Joyner Foundation's effort to raise money for historically Black colleges and universities, died Nov. 24 in Henderson, Nevada. She was 79.
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