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Cannonball Adderley
Alvin Ailey
Ira Frederick Aldridge
Debbie Allen
Ivie Anderson
Marian Anderson
Maya Angelou
Louis Armstrong


Pearl Bailey
Josephine Baker
Count Basie
Harry Belafonte
Chuck Berry
Halle Berry
Eubie Blake
Mary J. Blige
James Brown
Grace Bumbry
Harry Burleigh


Cab Calloway
Benny Carter
Ray Charles
Chubby Checker
Nat “King” Cole
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
John Coltrane


Dorothy Dandridge
Miles Davis
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Ruby Dee
Carmen De Lavallade
‘Bo’ Diddley
Mattiwilda Dobbs
‘Fats’ Domino
Katherine Dunham


Billy Eckstine
Duke Ellington
Simon Estes
Lillian Evanti
Ella Fitzgerald
Aretha Franklin


Marvin Gaye
Dizzy Gillespie
Dexter Gordon


Adelaide Hall
W. C. Handy
Herbie Hancock
Richard Berry Harrison
Coleman Hawkins
Roland Hayes

Fletcher Henderson
Jimi Hendrix

Earl 'Fatha' Hines

Billie Holiday
John Lee Hooker
Sam 'Lighnin' Hopkins
Lena Horne
Whitney Houston

Alberta Hunter


Mahalia Jackson
Michael Jackson
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Francis Johnson
James P. Johnson
Robert Johnson
James Earl Jones
Sissieretta Jones
Scott Joplin

B. B. King
Eartha Kitt
Gladys Knight


Patti LaBelle

Moms Mabley
Frankie Manning
Bob Marley
Wynton Marsalis
Sara Martin
Curtis Mayfield
Hattie McDaniel
Howard McGhee
Oscar Micheaux
Mills Brothers
Charles Mingus
Thelonious Monk
Wes Montgomery
“Jelly Roll” Morton


Nichelle Nichols
Jessye Norman

Joe “King” Oliver

Charlie Parker
Little Richard
Oscar Peterson
Leontyne Price
Pearl Primus


“Ma” Rainey
Della Reese
Paul Robeson
Bill “Bojangles” Robinson

Smokey Robinson
Sonny Rollins
Diana Ross


Nina Simone
Bessie Smith
Eddie South
Mavis Staples
William Grant Still


Art Tatum
Big Joe Turner
Tina Turner
Sarah Vaughan


“Fats” Waller
Dinah Washington
Ethel Waters
Muddy Waters
Mary Lou Williams
Vanessa Williams
Nancy Wilson
Stevie Wonder
Lester Young

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