To great controversy, Lady Day introduced the world to the racially charged protest song "Strange Fruit." In the end, some believe it killed her.
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They're tough, talented and have made headlines on and off the court.
These paved the way for other female artists through their paintings, sculptures, films, photos, and illustrations.
The work of these women was overlooked during their lifetime with men receiving recognition instead.
The musicians' relationship was a cautionary tale, fueled by drugs and despair, and forever paralyzed by Cobain's suicide in 1994.
The orchestrated assault on the figure skater was called "the whack heard around the world."
Whether they be sculptors, painters, photographers, directors, or illustrators, African-American visual artists have made a name for themselves throughout history.
Barack Obama may have been the first black president elected to the White House, but many tried before him.
These political pioneers broke racial and gender barriers during their time as members of the House of Representatives.
These African-American stars broke racial barriers by winning an Academy Award for their performances.
These African-American pilots and astronauts paved the way for others to explore the skies.
Strike a pose. The Material Girl raps about these famous faces in her classic 90s anthem.
Take a look at the real-life space pioneers in the film starring Ryan Gosling, who forever changed the way we see the world.
With the documentary releasing in select theaters today, here are eight takeaways from the film that offer a more intimate picture of Malala Yousafzai.
It's been 125 years since Emily Dickinson's first book of poetry was published. We explore seven facts that'll make you reconsider how you view this reclusive poetic genius.