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Net Gains
Net gains
African-American tennis pioneers and stars throughout history.
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WILSON
Writers changed the world
From James Baldwin to Langston Hughes, a look at some literary luminaries.
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Blacks in the military
Horseback to high-tech: Timeline covering African Americans' military contributions.

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Black history timeline
Follow the history of African Americans from the 15th century to the present day.
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Video gallery
Martin Luther King's legacy
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POWELL
Movers and moments
Click here for a NBC video gallery of important political events in American history.
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Dorothy Dandridge.
Tinted lens: Making movie history
Lights, camera, progress: Take an interactive look at black actors in the movies from Oscar Micheaux to Dorothy Dandridge to Oscar winner Denzel Washington.
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Carver
Shaping the world though invention
A look at some of the scores of black inventors who have helped make our lives easier.