Black Women in the Arts Timeline

Ever since enslavement, Black women in America have been creating culture and reclaiming their agency even in the most diffucult situations. Music, literature, art, and film have played important roles in Black women's lives and Black women in turn have influenced many different art forms in America -- and American culture itself. Through their performances on stage or with their words, Black women have left a legacy and made a place for themselves in America.

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1920
1924
1939
1946
1957
1963
1979
1982
2009
2015