Lorna Simpson is a multimedia artist who explores race, gender and African-American identity in her powerful works.
Too many times queer experiences, contributions, and achievements are left out of the narrative when discussing and teaching Black history.
Sculptor Augusta Savage was one of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance as well as an influential activist and arts educator.
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a self-taught poet, musician, and graffiti phenomenon from the late 1970s.
Gordon Parks was known as the first African-American photographer for LIFE and Vogue magazines and the first African American to direct a major Hollywood movie.