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A. B. Comathiere
A. B. Comathiere
A. Burns
A. Burns
A. U. Merayo
A. U. Merayo
A. W. Hackel
A. W. Hackel
Abbey Lincoln
IL1930
Abbey Lincoln
IL1930
Abbie Mitchell
Abbie Mitchell
Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
Al Ligouri
Al Ligouri
Alan Alda
Alan Alda
Albert Maysles
Albert Maysles
Albert Prejean
Albert Prejean
Alec Lovejoy
Alec Lovejoy
Alex Clarke
Alex Clarke
Alfonso Burney
Alfonso Burney
Alfred E. Green
Alfred E. Green
Alfred Hawkins
Alfred Hawkins
Alfred N. Sack
Alfred N. Sack
Alfred Newman
Alfred Newman
Alfred Norcom
Alfred Norcom
Alfred Palca
Alfred Palca
Alice B. Russell
Alice B. Russell
Alice Gale
Alice Gale
Alice Greenwood
Alice Greenwood
Allegretti Anderson
Allegretti Anderson
Allen and Allen
Allen and Allen
Alma Smith
Alma Smith
Alva Fuller
Alva Fuller
Alvin Childress
Alvin Childress
Amanda Randolph
Amanda Randolph
Andrew Bishop
Andrew Bishop
Andrew L. Stone
Andrew L. Stone
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
Angela Clarke
Angela Clarke
Anise Boyer
Anise Boyer
Anita Thompson
Anita Thompson
Ann Kennedy
Ann Kennedy
Anthony Paul Kelly
Anthony Paul Kelly
Arnold Laven
Arnold Laven
Arnold Perl
Arnold Perl
Arthur "Dooley" Wilson
TX1886
Arthur "Dooley" Wilson
TX1886
Arthur H. Nadel
Arthur H. Nadel
Arthur Mann
Arthur Mann
Arthur McCoo
Arthur McCoo
Arthur Ray
Arthur Ray
Arys Nissotti
Arys Nissotti
Baby Ruth Kimbrough
Baby Ruth Kimbrough
Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee
Barbara McLean
Barbara McLean
Barbara O. Jones
Barbara O. Jones
Bart Rauw
Bart Rauw
Bayard Rustin
Bayard Rustin
Beah Richard
Beah Richard
Beatrice George
Beatrice George
Bee Freeman
Bee Freeman
Bell Coles
Bell Coles
Ben Ellison
Ben Ellison
Ben Gazzara
Ben Gazzara
Ben Hendricks
Ben Hendricks
Ben Lessy
Ben Lessy
Bernice Ladd
Bernice Ladd
Bernie Casey
Bernie Casey
Bert Goldberg
Bert Goldberg
Bert Williams
Bert Williams
Bessie Baker
Bessie Baker
Bessie Mathews
Bessie Mathews
Beula Hall
Beula Hall
Bill Bailey
VA1912
Bill Bailey
VA1912
Bill Brent
Bill Brent
Bill Cade
Bill Cade
Bill Spaulding
Bill Spaulding
Bill Walker
Bill Walker
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
VA1878
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson
VA1878
Billy Wayne
Billy Wayne
Bob Maxwell
Bob Maxwell
Bob Roses
Bob Roses
Bob Sawyer
Bob Sawyer
Bobby Seale
Bobby Seale
Bobby Simmons
Bobby Simmons
Boise De Legge
Boise De Legge
Booker T. Jones
Booker T. Jones
Boris Kaufman
Boris Kaufman
Boykin
Boykin
Brock Peters
NY1927
Brock Peters
NY1927
Bruce Adams
Bruce Adams
Buddy Adler
Buddy Adler
Burnett Guffey
Burnett Guffey
Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
Burton Russel
Burton Russel
Butterfly McQueen
FL1911
Butterfly McQueen
FL1911
Cab Calloway
NY1907
Cab Calloway
NY1907
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Calvin Lockhart
Calvin Lockhart
Camille Yarbrough
Camille Yarbrough
Canada Lee
NY1907
Canada Lee
NY1907
Carl Lee (voice)
Carl Lee (voice)
Carl Mahon
Carl Mahon
Carl Rocky Latimer
Carl Rocky Latimer
Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer
Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer
Carmen De Lavallade
Carmen De Lavallade
Carter B. Harkness
Carter B. Harkness
Cassie Burch Slaughter
Cassie Burch Slaughter
Cathryn Caviness
Cathryn Caviness
Celeste Cole
Celeste Cole
Charles Bertrand Lewis
Charles Bertrand Lewis
Charles Cane
Charles Cane
Charles Cioffi
Charles Cioffi
Charles D. Lucas
Charles D. Lucas
Charles Graham
Charles Graham
Charles Levine
Charles Levine
Charles McGraw
Charles McGraw
Charles Moore
Charles Moore
Charles S. Moore
Charles S. Moore
Charles Welch
Charles Welch
Charles “Bud” Lawton
Charles “Bud” Lawton
Charlie Gaines
Charlie Gaines
Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston
Cherokee Thornton
Cherokee Thornton
Chester A. Alexander
Chester A. Alexander
Christian Marin
Christian Marin
Christopher St. John
Christopher St. John
Claire Leyba
Claire Leyba
Clarence Brooks
TX1896
Clarence Brooks
TX1896
Clarence Morehouse
Clarence Morehouse
Clarence Muse
MD1889
Clarence Muse
MD1889
Clarence Rucker
Clarence Rucker
Clarence Williams
Clarence Williams
Clarence Williams III
Clarence Williams III
Clark Ramsey
Clark Ramsey
Claude Akins
Claude Akins
Claudia McNeil
Claudia McNeil
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Coley Wallace
Coley Wallace
Connie Harris
Connie Harris
Coretta Scott King
Coretta Scott King
Creighton Thompson
Creighton Thompson
D. Ireland Thomas
D. Ireland Thomas
Dal Clawson
Dal Clawson
Dana Elcar
Dana Elcar
Daniel Haynes
GA1889
Daniel Haynes
GA1889
Daniel Petrie
Daniel Petrie
Darryl F. Zanuck
Darryl F. Zanuck
David Kummins
David Kummins
David Meyers
David Meyers
David Starkman
David Starkman
David Susskind
David Susskind
DeForrest Covan
DeForrest Covan
Dede Allen
Dede Allen
Delta Rhythm Boys
Delta Rhythm Boys
Dennis Pryor
Dennis Pryor
Diahann Carroll
NY1935
Diahann Carroll
NY1935
Diana Sands
Diana Sands
Dick Sabol
Dick Sabol
Don Dean
Don Dean
Don Druke
Don Druke
Don Fellows
Don Fellows
Don Hunstein
Don Hunstein
Don Malkames
Don Malkames
Don Wilson
Don Wilson
Dona Drake
FL1914
Dona Drake
FL1914
Dora Mitchell
Dora Mitchell
Doris Doscher
Doris Doscher
Dorothy Dandridge
OH1922
Dorothy Dandridge
OH1922
Dorothy Nicholas
Dorothy Nicholas
Dorothy Van Engle
Dorothy Van Engle
Dots Johnson
Dots Johnson
Dr. R. L. Brown
Dr. R. L. Brown
Du Bose Heyward
Du Bose Heyward
Dudley Dickerson
Dudley Dickerson
Dudley Digges
Dudley Digges
Dudley Murphy
Dudley Murphy
E. C. Dyer
E. C. Dyer
E. G. Tatum
E. G. Tatum
Earle Snell
Earle Snell
Eartha Kitt
SC1927
Eartha Kitt
SC1927
Ed Begley
Ed Begley
Eddie DeBuse
Eddie DeBuse
Eddie Lynn
Eddie Lynn
Eddie “Rochester” Anderson
CA1905
Eddie “Rochester” Anderson
CA1905
Edgar Litterson
Edgar Litterson
Edmond T. Greville
Edmond T. Greville
Edward Brandon
Edward Brandon
Edward Elkas
Edward Elkas
Edward Fraction
Edward Fraction
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
DC1899
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington
DC1899
Edward R. Abrams
Edward R. Abrams
Edward Thompson
Edward Thompson
Edwin Middleton
Edwin Middleton
Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux (narrator)
Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux (narrator)
Elder Michaux
Elder Michaux
Eldridge Cleaver
Eldridge Cleaver
Elizabeth Boyer
Elizabeth Boyer
Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
Elmer J. McGovern
Elmer J. McGovern
Eloyce Gist
Eloyce Gist
Ely Landau
Ely Landau
Emily Yancy
Emily Yancy
Emmet Jackson
Emmet Jackson
Ermer Robinson
Ermer Robinson
Ernest Gold
Ernest Gold
Ernest Haller
Ernest Haller
Ernest Laszlo
Ernest Laszlo
Ernest Tidyman
Ernest Tidyman
Ernest Whitman
OK1893
Ernest Whitman
OK1893
Erwin Gary
Erwin Gary
Estelle Evans
Estelle Evans
Ethel Gray
Ethel Gray
Ethel Smith
Ethel Smith
Ethel Waters
PA1896
Ethel Waters
PA1896
Etta James
Etta James
Etta McDaniel
KS1890
Etta McDaniel
KS1890
Eubie Blake and His Orchestra
Eubie Blake and His Orchestra
Eugene Jackson
Eugene Jackson
Eunice Brooks
Eunice Brooks
Eva Johnson
Eva Johnson
Evelyn Ellis
Evelyn Ellis
Evelyn Preer
Evelyn Preer
F. E. Miller
F. E. Miller
Fats Waller
Fats Waller
Fayard Nicholas
AL1914
Fayard Nicholas
AL1914
Ferdie Lewis
Ferdie Lewis
Flo Clements
Flo Clements
Florence McClain
Florence McClain
Florence O’Brien
Florence O’Brien
Flournoy E. Miller
Flournoy E. Miller
Floyd Shackelford
Floyd Shackelford
Frances De Young
Frances De Young
Francine Everett
Francine Everett
Frank H. McClennan
Frank H. McClennan
Frank H. Wilson
Frank H. Wilson
Frank Montgomery
Frank Montgomery
Frank Perugini
Frank Perugini
Frank Schiffman
Frank Schiffman
Frank Silvera
Frank Silvera
Frank Tours
Frank Tours
Frank White
Frank White
Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson
Fred Myton
Fred Myton
Freddie Jackson
Freddie Jackson
Frederic Knudtson
Frederic Knudtson
Frederick O’Neal
MS1905
Frederick O’Neal
MS1905
Fredi Washington
GA1903
Fredi Washington
GA1903
G. Benoit
G. Benoit
G. W. Bitzer
G. W. Bitzer
Galt MacDermot
Galt MacDermot
Garfield Thompson
Garfield Thompson
Gene Dynarski
Gene Dynarski
Gene Michael
Gene Michael
Gene Rodgers
Gene Rodgers
Genevieve Young
Genevieve Young
George Bassman
George Bassman
George Calvin
George Calvin
George Catlin
George Catlin
George Edward Brown
George Edward Brown
George Englund
George Englund
George F. Wheeler
George F. Wheeler
George Garate
George Garate
George Graham
George Graham
George Green
George Green
George P. Johnson
George P. Johnson
George Randol
George Randol
George Reed
George Reed
George Rigaud
George Rigaud
George Rohrs
George Rohrs
George T. Sutton
George T. Sutton
George W. Broome
George W. Broome
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver
Georges Bizet
Georges Bizet
Georgia Burke
Georgia Burke
Gerald Hirschfeld
Gerald Hirschfeld
Germaine Aussey
Germaine Aussey
Gertie Brown
Gertie Brown
Gertrude Braun
Gertrude Braun
Gertrude Christmas
Gertrude Christmas
Gifford Cochran
Gifford Cochran
Gloria Foster
Gloria Foster
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
Gloria Madison
Gloria Madison
Godfrey Cambridge
Godfrey Cambridge
Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks
Grace Ellenwood
Grace Ellenwood
Grace Smith
Grace Smith
Grant Whytock
Grant Whytock
Guernsey Morrow
Guernsey Morrow
Gus Dail
Gus Dail
Guy Belford
Guy Belford
Gwenn Mitchell
Gwenn Mitchell
H. Arthur Smith
H. Arthur Smith
H. Rap Brown
H. Rap Brown
H. W. Kier
H. W. Kier
Hal Brav
Hal Brav
Harold F. Kress
Harold F. Kress
Harold J. Marzorati
Harold J. Marzorati
Harold Jacob Smith
Harold Jacob Smith
Harold Nicholas
NC1921
Harold Nicholas
NC1921
Harry A. Gant
Harry A. Gant
Harry Baird
Harry Baird
Harry Belafonte
NY1927
Harry Belafonte
NY1927
Harry Bellaver
Harry Bellaver
Harry Dumont
Harry Dumont
Harry Henderson
Harry Henderson
Harry Kleiner
Harry Kleiner
Harry M. Popkin
Harry M. Popkin
Harry Shannon
Harry Shannon
Harvey Brooks
Harvey Brooks
Hattie Delaro
Hattie Delaro
Hattie McDaniel
KS1893
Hattie McDaniel
KS1893
Hazel Scott
1920
Hazel Scott
1920
Helen Lounck
Helen Lounck
Helene Arridell
Helene Arridell
Henri Wessell
Henri Wessell
Henry Cowen
Henry Cowen
Henry Scott
Henry Scott
Henry Vernot
Henry Vernot
Herbert Jeffries
Herbert Jeffries
Herbert O. Carleton
Herbert O. Carleton
Herschel Gilbert
Herschel Gilbert
Hilda Haynes
Hilda Haynes
Hilda Offley
Hilda Offley
Hilda Simms
MN1918
Hilda Simms
MN1918
Howard Augusta
Howard Augusta
Howard Galloway
Howard Galloway
Huey P. Newton
Huey P. Newton
Hugh A. Robertson
Hugh A. Robertson
Inez Newell
Inez Newell
Inez Smith
Inez Smith
Inger Stevens
Inger Stevens
Irene Wilson
Irene Wilson
Iris Hall
Iris Hall
Irvin Willat
Irvin Willat
Irving Cummings
Irving Cummings
Irving Yates
Irving Yates
Irwin R. Franklyn
Irwin R. Franklyn
Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
Isaac Jones
Isaac Jones
Isabelle Cooley
Isabelle Cooley
Ivan Dion
Ivan Dion
Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon
J. D. Cannon
J. D. Cannon
J. Feyte
J. Feyte
J. Henry Kruse
J. Henry Kruse
J. Stuart Blackton
J. Stuart Blackton
J. V. Ritchey
J. V. Ritchey
J. W. Hemmings
J. W. Hemmings
Jack Austin
Jack Austin
Jack Carter
Jack Carter
Jack Chenault
Jack Chenault
Jack Goldberg
Jack Goldberg
Jack Greenhalgh
Jack Greenhalgh
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Jack Kemp
Jack Kemp
Jack Whitman
Jack Whitman
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
James Burrough
James Burrough
James D. Ruffin
James D. Ruffin
James Davis
James Davis
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
James Edwards
IN1918
James Edwards
IN1918
James Forman
James Forman
James Gist
James Gist
James J. Jeffries
James J. Jeffries
James K. Friedrich
James K. Friedrich
James Prades
James Prades
James Sweeney
James Sweeney
Janet MacLachlan
Janet MacLachlan
Janette Criner
Janette Criner
Jas B. Jones
Jas B. Jones
Jason Holliday
Jason Holliday
Jean Armour
Jean Armour
Jean Wallace
Jean Wallace
Jed Buell
Jed Buell
Jeri Sapanen
Jeri Sapanen
Jerry Gross
Jerry Gross
Jerry Mills
Jerry Mills
Jessie Johnson
Jessie Johnson
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Ji-Tu Cumbuka
Jimmie Smith
Jimmie Smith
Jimmy Baskett
Jimmy Baskett
Jimmy Burress
Jimmy Burress
Jimmy Marshall
Jimmy Marshall
Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
Joe Adams
Joe Adams
Joe Louis
Joe Louis
Joel Fluellen
Joel Fluellen
Joel Freedman
Joel Freedman
John Amos
John Amos
John Anderson
John Anderson
John C. Spikes
John C. Spikes
John Carter
John Carter
John D. F. Black
John D. F. Black
John Everett
John Everett
John Fiedler
John Fiedler
John Fletcher
John Fletcher
John Gluskin
John Gluskin
John H. Allen
John H. Allen
John King
John King
John L. Herman
John L. Herman
John Lewis
John Lewis
John Marley
John Marley
John Marriott
John Marriott
John Mason
John Mason
John O. Killens
John O. Killens
John Reinhardt
John Reinhardt
John W. Noble
John W. Noble
John Wesley Rodgers
John Wesley Rodgers
Johnny Miller
Johnny Miller
Johnny Taylor
Johnny Taylor
Jonathan Gordon
Jonathan Gordon
Josef Berne
Josef Berne
Joseph Brun
Joseph Brun
Joseph Carl Breil
Joseph Carl Breil
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Josephine Baker
Josephine Baker
Josephine Tally
Josephine Tally
Joyce McElrath
Joyce McElrath
Juanita Moore
MS1914
Juanita Moore
MS1914
Juanita Riley
Juanita Riley
Juano Hernandez
Juano Hernandez
Judy Pace
Judy Pace
Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin
Julia Theresa Russell
Julia Theresa Russell
Julian Mayfield
Julian Mayfield
Julius Harris
Julius Harris
July Jones
July Jones
Katharine Moore
Katharine Moore
Katherine Dunham
IL1909
Katherine Dunham
IL1909
Katherine Noisette
Katherine Noisette
Kathleen Cleaver
Kathleen Cleaver
Kathryn Boyd
Kathryn Boyd
Kenneth Freeman
Kenneth Freeman
Kim Hamilton
Kim Hamilton
King Donovan
King Donovan
Klaw and Erlanger
Klaw and Erlanger
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
L. E. Lewis
L. E. Lewis
L. K. Smith
L. K. Smith
Larry Bobkin
Larry Bobkin
Laura Bowman
Laura Bowman
Laurence Criner
Laurence Criner
Laurence Rosenthal
Laurence Rosenthal
Lawrence Chenault
Lawrence Chenault
Lawrence Edmund Taylor
Lawrence Edmund Taylor
Lawrence Pressman
Lawrence Pressman
Lea Morris
Lea Morris
Leigh Whipper
Leigh Whipper
Lena Horne
NY1917
Lena Horne
NY1917
Leo C. Popkin
Leo C. Popkin
Leon Davis
Leon Davis
Leon Williams
Leon Williams
Leonard Parker
Leonard Parker
Leroy Collins
Leroy Collins
Lester Bates
Lester Bates
Lester Lang
Lester Lang
Lew Meehan
Lew Meehan
Lew Porter
Lew Porter
Lex Neal
Lex Neal
Liliane Korb
Liliane Korb
Lillian Johnson
Lillian Johnson
Lillian Randolph
TN1898
Lillian Randolph
TN1898
Lincoln “Stepin Fetchit” Perry
FL1902
Lincoln “Stepin Fetchit” Perry
FL1902
Linda Darnell
Linda Darnell
Lindsay J. Hall
Lindsay J. Hall
Lionel Monagas
Lionel Monagas
Loften Mitchell
Loften Mitchell
Lon Chaney Jr.
Lon Chaney Jr.
Lora Hays
Lora Hays
Lorraine Hansberry
Lorraine Hansberry
Lottie Boles
Lottie Boles
Lottie Grady
Lottie Grady
Lou Frohman
Lou Frohman
Lou Gossett
Lou Gossett
Lou Vernon
Lou Vernon
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
Louis Dean
Louis Dean
Louis Loeffler
Louis Loeffler
Louis “Babe” Pressley
Louis “Babe” Pressley
Louise Beavers
OH1900
Louise Beavers
OH1900
Louise Cook
Louise Cook
Louise Dunbar
Louise Dunbar
Lucia Lynn Moses
Lucia Lynn Moses
Lucien Ballard
Lucien Ballard
Lucile Brown
Lucile Brown
Lucky Miller and His Orchestra
Lucky Miller and His Orchestra
Luke Bennett
Luke Bennett
Lupe Velez
Lupe Velez
Luther Pollard
Luther Pollard