• Lin-Manuel Miranda – Puerto Rican American Composer, Rapper, Lyricist & Actor

    Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, rapper, lyricist, and actor. He wrote the Broadway musical In the Heights, for which he won numerous accolades, including a Tony and a Grammy Award. It opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008, and Miranda starred in it as Usnavi. Early life [...]
  • Robert Mapplethorpe – American Photographer

    Robert Mapplethorpe (/ˈmeɪpəlˌθɔrp/; November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his sometimes controversial large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, self-portraits and still-life images of flowers. His most controversial work is that of the undergroundbondage and sadomasochistic BDSM scene in the late 1960s [...]
  • Betye Saar: African-American artist, known for her work in the field of assemblage

    Betye Irene Saar (born July 30, 1926 in Los Angeles, California) is an American artist, known for her work in the field of assemblage. Saar was a part of the black arts movement in the 1970s, challenging myths and stereotypes. In the 1990s, her work was politicized while she continued to challenge the negative ideas of African-Americans. One of her better-known and [...]