Icon Series Spotlight: Ella Fitzgerald
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Icon Series: Ella Fitzgerald

Dubbed "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than half a century. It's n...

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Icon Series: Billie Holiday
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Icon Series: Billie Holiday

The Harlem Renaissance was shaped by talented singers and musicians like the iconic Billie Holiday. A natural at her craft, Billie started singing...

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Icon Series: James Baldwin
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Icon Series: James Baldwin

Known for Go Tell It on the Mountain, Giovanni's Room, Another Country and Just Above My Head, as well as essays like Notes of a Native Son and Th...

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Icon Series: Duke Ellington
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Icon Series: Duke Ellington

"My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never." - Duke Ellington It was with this diligent mindset and work ethic that Duke Ellingto...

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Icon Series: Josephine Baker
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Icon Series: Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker: film goddess, dancer, WWII spy, and civil rights activist. It's no surprise her many talents, timeless beauty, and unfaltering fi...

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Icon Series: Langston Hughes
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Icon Series: Langston Hughes

As an icon of the Harlem Renaissance, it's no surprise that we are forever inspired by Langston Hughes and his many talents as an activist, writer...

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