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Aaliyah (Haughton)
1979-2001
From: United States: Michigan, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer

Marian Anderson
1897-1993
From: United States: Connecticut, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: opera singer, contralto, concert at the Lincoln Memorial

Patti Austin
1950-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: R&B, Pop and jazz singer. Grammy winner.

Erykah Badu
1971-
From: United States: Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: Singer-songwriter, record producer, activist, and actress

Pearl Bailey
1918-1990
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Actress and singer

LaVern Baker
1929-1997
From: Philippines, United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: R&B, blues and jazz singer.

Mary J. Blige
1971-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Brandy (Brandy Norwood)
1979-
From: United States: California, Mississippi
Fields: Music

Toni Braxton
1968-
From: United States: California, Maryland
Fields: Music

Grace Bumbry
1937-
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Music

Diahann Carroll
1935-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Mary Cardwell Dawson
1894-1962
From: United States: North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Music

Missy Elliott
1971-
From: United States: Virginia
Fields: Music

Ella Fitzgerald
1918-1996
From: United States: New York, Virginia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: Jazz singer

Roberta Flack
1937-
From: United States: North Carolina
Fields: Music

Lil Green
1919-1954
From: United States: Illinois, Mississippi
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer, songwriter

Lauryn Hill
1975-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Music

Billie Holiday
1915-1959
From: United States: Maryland, New York
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: aka Lady Day, famed jazz singer

Shirley Horn
1934-2005
From: United States: Washington DC
Fields: Music

Lena Horne
1917-2010
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: jazz and popular music singer, actress

Whitney Houston
1963-2012
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, actress, model

Janet Jackson
1966-
From: United States: California, Indiana
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Etta James
1938-
From: United States: California
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, blues, soul, gospel, jazz

Marion James
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music, Philanthropy
Key Words/Phrases: R&B singer, Nashville's "Queen of the Blues"

Eva Jessye
1895-1992
From: United States: Kansas, New York
Fields: Music

Grace Jones
1948-
From: Jamaica, United States: New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Music

Alicia Keys
1981-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music

Chaka Khan
1953-
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, funk band Rufus

Eartha Mae Kitt
1927-2008
From: United States: Connecticut, South Carolina
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Patti LaBelle
1944-
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Mississippi Millie (Millie McLaine)
From: United States: California, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: Mississippi Delta blues singer

Monica
1980-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Nichelle Nichols
1932-
From: United States: California, Illinois, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Queen Latifah
1970-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Ma Rainey
1886?-1939
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Music
Key Words/Phrases: blues singer

Bernice Johnson Reagon
1942-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music
Key Words/Phrases: singer, composer, scholar, activist, Sweet Honey in the Rock

Della Reese
1931-
From: United States: California
Fields: Music, Religion, Stage and Screen

Rihanna
1988-
From: Barbados
Fields: Music

Diana Ross
1944-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Sade
1959-
From: Nigeria, United Kingdom
Fields: Music

Nina Simone
1933-2003
From: Barbados, France, United States: New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania
Fields: Human Rights, Music

Tina Turner
1939-
From: France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, actress

Sarah Vaughan
1924-1990
From: United States: California, New Jersey
Fields: Music

Dinah Washington
1924-1963
From: United States: Alabama, Illinois
Fields: Music

Ethel Waters
1896-1977
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Music

Edith Goodall Wilson
1896-1981
From: United States: Kentucky, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen



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