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Articles with keyword "African Americans"

Nighttime "stroll" painting by Archibald Motley, "Black Belt"

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Block Party

Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.

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Hannah, Andrew Jackson's Slave

A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?

scene from Bee-luther-hatchee

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Right to Write

A play in Pennsylvania asks, "what is authentic?"

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Only Yesterday

Show served as time capsule of pioneering days of black journalists

Host and writer Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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Africans in America

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of a people whose sense of identity is distinctly apart and distinctly American.

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I'll Make Me a World

From ragtime to Spike Lee, a film captures the kaleidoscope of cultural contributions made by African Americans in this century.

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Straddling Two Worlds

He risked his performing career for his political beliefs.

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The Tumultuous Life of Porgy and Bess

A new film documents sixty years of controversy surrounding Gershwin's folk opera.

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One Family's Journey: A Conversation with Adele Logan Alexander

Historian Adele Logan Alexander talks with NEH Chairman William R. Ferris about the rise of a resolute African American family and its service to the nation.

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The Long Shadow of Invisible Man

A film on Ralph Ellison and his novel delves into his position as a black man in America.