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Publix and The National Black Arts Festival Present: A Celebration of Black Music Month

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Do You Know Jacob Lawrence?

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) Born September 7, 1917, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.—died June 9, 2000, Seattle, Washington. American painter whose works portray scenes of black life and history with vivid, stylized realism. Jacob Lawrence is without a doubt one of the most well-known African American painters of the twentieth century.  He said of his work, “I paint the things... Read More

Do You know Sister Gertrude Morgan?

Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) was a preacher, missionary, artist, musician, and poet who worked in New Orleans in the 1960s and ’70s, notable primarily for her folk art. She was born in 1900 in Lafayette, Alabama, and moved to Columbus, Georgia at the age of eighteen. She was married to Will Morgan in 1928, but at the age of 38 thought she... Read More

Do You Know The Nicholas Brothers?

Fargard (1914-2006) Harold (1921-2000) The two greatest tap dancers that ever lived-certainly the most beloved dance team in the history of entertainment are Fayard (born 1914) and Harold (born 1921-2000), the famous Nicholas Brothers. The Nicholas Brothers grew up in Philadelphia, the sons of musicians who played in their own band at the old Standard Theater, their mother at the... Read More

Do You Know Sidney Poitier?

Sidney Poitier (1927-present) More than an actor (and Academy-Award winner), Sidney Poitier is an artist. A writer and director, a thinker and critic, a humanitarian and diplomat, his presence as a cultural icon has long been one of protest and humanity. His career defined and documented the modern history of blacks in American film, and his depiction of proud and powerful characters... Read More