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martin luther king addresses crowds during the march on washington at the lincoln memorial washington dc where he gave his i have a dream speech

17 Inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

The minister peacefully delivered his message of racial justice until he was assassinated in 1968.

By Biography.com Editors
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Beyonce Coachella

How Beyoncé Made History With Her Coachella Performance

By Rachel Chang
Eunice Carter

Eunice Hunton Carter: The Woman Who Reeled in Lucky Luciano

By Tim Ott
lonnie johnson holding a super soaker and its us patent while sitting on the grass outside his home, june 1992

How Lonnie Johnson Invented the Super Soaker

By Jordan Zakarin
jackie robinson

10 African American Pioneers in Sports

By Eudie Pak
Louis Armstrong Harlem Renaissance figures

9 Key Figures of the Harlem Renaissance

By Ale Russian

Movies & TV

hollywood ca june 09 director stephen spielberg onstage during american film institutes 44th life achievement award gala tribute show to john williams at dolby theatre on june 9 2016 in hollywood california

Steven Spielberg's Early Love of Film

By Sara Kettler
Judy Garland in a scene from the film 'The Wizard Of Oz',

Judy Garland Was Put on a Strict Diet and Encouraged to Take "Pep Pills" While Filming 'The Wizard of Oz'

By Colin Bertram
Why Oprah's Car Giveaway Is the Most Epic Talk Show Moment Ever

Why Oprah's Car Giveaway Is the Most Epic Talk Show Moment Ever

By Brad Witter
Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood entertains children during a Mister Rogers' Day celebration

How Mister Rogers Changed Children's Television

By Colin Bertram
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Mary Austin and Freddie Mercury

Meet Mary Austin, the Woman Who Stole Freddie Mercury's Heart

Go inside Freddie Mercury's relationship with Mary Austin, the woman who inspired Queen's song "Love of My Life."
By Colin Bertram
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Music

biggie and tupac

How Biggie and Tupac Went From Friends to Music's Biggest Rivals

By Rachel Chang
Original MTV VJs

The Original Five MTV VJs: Where Are They Now?

By Rachel Chang
Lionel Richie and Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie’s Surprising Adoption Story

By Rachel Chang
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

Johnny Cash Described His Love for June Carter as 'Unconditional'. Inside Their Love Story

By Colin Bertram
Woodstock Music Festival

The Artists Who Performed at the First Woodstock Music Festival

By Leigh Weingus

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