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 expanded more …

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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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Dr. Manning Marable – Author, Educator

* Dr. Manning Marable * Born May 13, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio Died April 1, 2011, in New York City, New York Education: B.A., Earlham College, 1971; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1976. Memberships: National Black Political Assembly; Democratic Socialists of America; Committees of Correspondence; Organization of American Historians; Association …

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