Valerie Capers

Dr. Valerie Capers was born in the Bronx and received her early schooling at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind. She went on to obtain both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School of Music. She served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, and from 1987 …

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Arthur Theodore Wilson – Actor, Playwright, Poet, Educator

“What color is a friend when you need one?”   Arthur Theodore Wilson is a Published Poet; Playwright; Teacher; and Co-Editor/Publisher over thirty years of Attitude Magazine.  Mr. Wilson was born in Newark, New Jersey at the end of World War II. His early fascination and interest in theater, poetry, gospel music, and the fine …

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Madam Sul-Te-Wan

~ Madam Sul-Te-Wan ~  Prominent Black Actress During Silent Film Era By Dale Shields Madame Sul-Te-Wan (Nellie Conley) –  (1873-1959), was one of the most prominent Black actresses during the silent film era. “We never did discover the origin of her name. No one was bold enough to ask.” – Actress Lillian Gish. Madame Sul-Te-Wan career …

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William Edmondson – Artist

                  “I was just doing the Lord’s work,” he said in one interview. “I didn’t know I was no artist until them folks come and told me I was.” William Edmonson became the first African American artist whose work received a one-man show exhibit at MOMA.  He …

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