AFRICAN AMERICAN ICONS
Civil Rights Movement: 1950s
While visiting Money, Mississippi, 14-year old Chicagoan Emmett Till was killed by white men for speaking to a white woman.
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James Baldwin published his first novel “Go Tell It on the Mountain”, 1953.
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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater
The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater was founded in New York city.
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Chuck Berry founded Rock ‘n Roll Music in the 1950’s.
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Gwendolyn Brooks received the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and was first black to receive such distinction.
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