Spoken Word Resources

Here is my favorite spoken word artist: Mike

Choose your TOP 5 from this list (or pick your own) that will be the focus of your mini-research and spoken word. Those underlined, I currently have a link to their biography on www.giftedwithgrit.com

This list is from the 100 Famous African-Americans

Athletes

Authors

Civil Rights Leaders and Activists

  • Ella Baker
  • Stokely Carmichael
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Medgar Evers
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Malcolm X
  • James Meredith
  • Elijah Muhammad
  • Rosa Parks
  • Bobby Seale
  • Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Emmett Till
  • Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
  • Walter White
  • Roy Wilkins

Entertainers

Inventors, Scientists, and Educators

Politicians, Lawyers, and Other Government Leaders

  • Ralph Bunche
  • Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr.
  • Minnie Joycelyn Elders
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Daniel “Chappie” James
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Kwesi Mfume
  • Colin Powell
  • Clarence Thomas
  • Andrew Young
  • Coleman Young

Singers and Musicians

  • Marian Anderson
  • Louis Armstrong
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Chuck Berry
  • Ray Charles
  • Nat King Cole
  • Miles Davis
  • Duke Ellington
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Billie Holiday
  • Michael Jackson
  • Robert Johnson
  • Diana Ross
  • Stevie Wonder