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Little Richard

(Encyclopedia) Little Richard, 1935?2020, American musician and singer, b. Macon, Ga., as Richard Wayne Penniman. One of the first rock musicians in the 1950s, he recorded such tunes as Tutti Frutti?

Farrakhan, Louis

(Encyclopedia) Farrakhan, Louis fr?k?n?, fr?kn?, 1933?, African-American religious leader, b. New York City, as Louis Eugene Walcott. A former calypso singer known as The Charmer, he joined the?

American Colonization Society

(Encyclopedia) American Colonization Society, organized Dec., 1816?Jan., 1817, at Washington, D.C., to transport free blacks from the United States and settle them in Africa. The freeing of many?

minstrel show

(Encyclopedia) minstrel show, stage entertainment by white performers made up as blacks. Thomas Dartmouth Rice, who gave (c.1828) the first solo performance in blackface and introduced the song-and-?

Wilson, August

(Encyclopedia) Wilson, August, 1945?2005, American playwright and poet, b. Pittsburgh as Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Largely self-educated, Wilson first attracted wide critical attention with his?

Baraka, Amiri

(Encyclopedia) Baraka, Amiri am?r? b?rk?, 1934?2014, American poet, playwright, and political activist, b. Newark, N.J., as Everett LeRoy Jones, studied at Rutgers Univ., Howard Univ. In college he?

Got Milk Substitutes

Federal Dietary Guidelines recommend two to three servings of milk, yogurt, or cheese daily in order to ingest the necessary amount of calcium. Yet the majority?

Slaves in the Family

Author:Edward BallPublisher:Ballantine Edward Ball has done what few white Americans have dared: he's searched the dusty annals of his family history to uncover specifics of the slave-holding?

J. D. Vance

J.D. Vance wrote the memoir Hillbilly Elegy, a 2016 bestseller that made him a political celebrity and launched his career as an expert on the troubles of poor, white Americans. Vance grew up?

rock music

(Encyclopedia) rock music, type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock Essentially hybrid in origin, rock?