Marian Anderson - A famous operatic singer during the first half of the twentieth century who became the first African American to sing on the stage of New York's Metropolitan Opera.
Louis Armstrong - This trumpeter/singer was responsible for bringing the concept of jazz to white audiences throughout the United States.
Pearl Bailey - A singer and popular entertainer who became most famous for her role in the all-black stage version of Hello Dolly.
Harry Belafonte - This character developed a relationship with Martin Luther King, Jr., put up the money for bail when King was sent to Birmingham City Jail, financed the Freedom Rides, and raised thousands of dollars to gain the release of other jailed civil rights protesters. The character was also one of the principal organizers for the March on Washington in 1963.
Dorothy Dandridge - This African American actress played the starring role in Carmen...
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