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African americansand the arts

Black Historymonth

Bob Marley . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Oct. 2023. school.eb.com/levels/middle/assembly/view/107914. Accessed 31 Jan. 2024.

"Love the life you live. Live the life you love."

Bob Marley

Musician, Singer, ComposerIntroduced Reggae music to the world

"During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams."

Tupac Shakur . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Oct. 2023. school.eb.com/levels/middle/assembly/view/182257. Accessed 1 Feb. 2024.

Tupac Shakur

Rapper, Poet

"Bearden, Pepper Jelly." UXL Biographies, UXL, 2011. Gale In Context: High School, link.gale.com/apps/doc/EJ2210002963/GPS?u=j015916&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=cbebf575. Accessed 1 Feb. 2024.

"Bearden, "Jazz/1930s Chicago"." ProQuest, 2008. ProQuest; SIRS Discoverer, https://explore.proquest.com/sirsdiscoverer/document/2271851605?accountid=179843.

Romare Bearden

Artist - paint, collage

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song

maya angelou, author & activist

Diana Ross . image. Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 19 Oct. 2023. school.eb.com/levels/middle/assembly/view/290869#. Accessed 1 Feb. 2024.

Diana Ross

Musician, Singer“I can be a better me than anyone can; I am me. Good or bad. I am myself. I'm no carbon copy of no one else.”

"There Were No Crops This Year." The African-American Experience, Primary Source Media, 1999. American Journey. Gale In Context: Middle School, link.gale.com/apps/doc/EJ2210007005/MSIC?u=j015916&sid=bookmark-MSIC&xid=2f51e2ae. Accessed 31 Jan. 2024.

Graphic artist While many black artists in the 1930s looked at the lives of urban blacks, White maintained close ties with black sharecroppers in the deep South. In his drawings and prints people recognized themselves as dignified and brave despite their poverty.

Charles White

Yinka Shinobare

"Scramble for Africa" (2003), shown here; the piece is a reference to the Congo Conference of 1885 in which European powers claimed much of Africa for trade and colonization.

Weiss, Allie. "Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders." Surface, no. 105, Feb. 2014, p. 26. Gale General OneFile Custom, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A359333970/GPS?u=j015916&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=bb43f4c9. Accessed 1 Feb. 2024.

"Jason Reynolds." UPI Photo Collection, 2020. Gale In Context: High School, link.gale.com/apps/doc/SLOCLP563627287/GPS?u=j015916&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=983fdc42. Accessed 1 Feb. 2024.

Author, Poet

Jason Reynolds


Ghost series


All American boys

Long Way Down

Look both ways

As Brave as You

Miles morales, spiderman

Ain't Burned All the Bright

the boy in the black suit

black panther

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

42 is a sports film about baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first black athlete to play in Major League Baseball (MLB)

"Chadwick Boseman Attends The Film Independent Spirit Awards In Santa Monica, California." UPI Photo Collection, 2018. Gale In Context: High School, link.gale.com/apps/doc/BNZHRQ775343382/GPS?u=j015916&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=9eca4840. Accessed 1 Feb. 2024.

Chadwick Boseman



get on up

Daveed Daniel DiggsActor, Singer, Songwriter, Hip Hop Artist, Producer, Writer, Rapper

"Daveed Diggs." Gale Biography Online Collection, Gale, 2023. Gale In Context: Biography, link.gale.com/apps/doc/RSRETC436854248/GPS?u=j015916&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=e63c5b4c. Accessed 2 Feb. 2024.

advice for young artists. "Oftentimes it feels like we spend so much of our life waiting to make art, waiting for somebody to let us do something. You don't really have to do that. You can make it all the time and make it with your friends. And 99 percent of the time it's not going to be a big deal on a global scale. But 100 percent of the time it's going to make you feel amazing."

Smart, Jack. "Spotlight on... Daveed Diggs." Back Stage, National ed., vol. 57, no. 19, 12 May 2016, p. 10. Gale General OneFile Custom, link.gale.com/apps/doc/A454362055/GPS?u=j015916&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=07b37c48. Accessed 2 Feb. 2024.