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Black History Month - "The Arts" Crossword

The ___ ____ American Dance Theater grew from a performance in March 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, featuring a group of young African-American modern dancers. It has gone on to be one of the most influential dance companies of our time.
First name of a jazz singer who was nicknamed "Lady Day." She was posthumously inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Last name of an African American painter, who was known for his portrayals of African American life and referred to his style as dynamic cubism. His work has been featured in museums like the MOMA and the Whitney Museum.
Last name of an author who wrote such novels as Beloved and The Bluest Eye. She has won numerous awards, such as the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
One of the most influential acts in the history of hip hop culture and one of the most famous hip-hop acts of the 1980s that came out with songs like "It's Tricky."
First name of a female director, known for films such as Selma, 13th, and Wrinkle in Time. For her work on Selma, she became the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
The title of Ralph Ellison’s iconic novel about a black man dealing with issues such as black nationalism and political turmoil during the early twentieth century. This book won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1953.
First name of the first African American to win an Oscar for her role in Gone with the Wind.
Last name of an iconic fashion designer who became the first black couturier in Paris.
This Marvel film featured a black superhero PRIOR to Black Panther. It originally debuted in 1998 and featured Wesley Snipes.