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RuPaul

RuPaul: Queen of Drag, author, actor, supermodel, recording artist, television host RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960), known professionally by his mononym RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, television personality, and recording artist. Since 2009 he has hosted and produced the drag queen reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, for which he… Read More RuPaul

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Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps: poet, writer Arnaud “Arna” Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance. Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, into a Louisiana Creole family. His father, Paul Bismark Bontemps, worked as a bricklayer; his mother, Maria Carolina Pembroke,… Read More Arna Bontemps

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George Ault

George Ault: painter George Copeland Ault (October 11, 1891 – December 30, 1948) was an American painter. He was loosely grouped with the Precisionist movement and, though influenced by Cubism and Surrealism, his most lasting work is of a realist nature. Ault was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent much of his youth in London,… Read More George Ault

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Mary Fuller

Mary Fuller: actress, writer Mary Fuller (October 5, 1888 – December 9, 1973) was an American stage and silent film actress, and screenwriter. Mary Claire Fuller was one of four daughters born in Washington, D.C., to Nora (nee Swing) and attorney, entrepreneur, and real estate developer Miles Fuller. Mary spent her childhood in a forward-thinking upper-middle… Read More Mary Fuller

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Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden: multi-genre artist, writer, songwriter Romare Bearden (September 2, 1911 – March 12, 1988) was an African-American artist and writer who depicted the life around him. He worked with many types of media including cartoons, oils and collages. He was also a composer of jazz music, and author of numerous books. Born in Charlotte, North… Read More Romare Bearden