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  • Leontyne Price (1927 - d.)
    Mary Violet Leontyne Price (b. February 10, 1927). American soprano. Born and raised in the Deep South, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Amer...
  • Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Franklin is an American singer, songwriter and musician, active since 1956. Franklin has won 18 Grammy Awards and is one of the best selling female artists of all time, selling 75 million record...
  • Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)
    From Wikipedia (English) : Maya Angelou ( /ˈmaɪ.ə ˈændʒəloʊ/; born Marguerite Ann Johnson; April 4, 1928) was an American author and poet who h...
  • Madame Sul-Te-Wan (1873 - 1959)
    Madame Sul-Te-Wan was born in 1873 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Nellie Conley. She was an actress, known for King of the Zombies (1941), In Old Chicago (1937) and Tarzan and the Trappers (1958). S...
  • Hazel Dorothy Scott (1920 - 1981)
    Hazel Scott was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Alma Long Scott, a musician. They moved to New York City when Hazel was four. Recognized as a child musical prodigy, the young Scott was aw...

Known and unknown Black actresses, comediennes, dancers, sports figures, and musicians that are alive or deceased. They made many contributions and accomplishments to motion pictures and the stage. Check out the Documents section for photos and posters. See below for bios, filmographies and our Links section for more info on these legends. Join us as we pay tribute to these fabulous and often unheralded women.

Some names were taken from the State Farm Insurance Presents A Journey into 366 Days of Black History, 2000 Calendar. Published by 10KTS Productions.

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(Some Legends already have a Geni profile, for example Bessie Smith, see on right hand of page ----->)

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