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Black Lives, Black History: Biographies

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

This is a small sampling of the many African Americans who contribute to the richness and diversity of American history, literature and entertainment. Use the links below or the menu on the Biographies tab to access biographical information and materials available through the Full Sail Library for some of the individuals included here.

Activists and Political Figures

World Leaders

Non-U.S. Social Rights Activists -- these world leaders fought for global human rights and the abolishment of aparthied.

Science and Medicine

Authors, Poets and Artists

Business & Professional Leaders

  • Rosalind Brewer (Walgreens - first Black woman Fortune 500 CEO)
  • Daymond John (CEO, FUBU)

Musicians, Entertainers and Sports Figures