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Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth.

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In an upcoming exhibition, titled Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., African American changemakers will be highlighted to illustrate their outstanding legacy and contributions. These individuals are icons often rendered invisible by a country, yet uplifted by a major culture. The following images showcase the legacy of men and women featured in the exhibition, illuminating their greatest works, interactions with the community, and so forth. Ever individual, whether featured in the exhibit or Learning Lab, affirm the power of the African American journey and, ultimately, the American experience. 

As you navigate throughout this Learning Lab, take notice of the various sections the Men of Change are divided into; such as Storytellers, Myth-breakers, Fathering, Community, Imagining, Catalysts and Loving.

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Dance tells a story

National Portrait Gallery

Poems by Sterling Brown [and] poems by Langston Hughes [sound recording]

Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections

Ralph Waldo Ellison

National Portrait Gallery

Oscar Micheaux's Program for Swing

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Richard Pryor

National Portrait Gallery

Banner for a carnival booth featuring Jack Johnson

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photographic postcard of Jack Johnson's corner of the ring

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jersey for the St. Louis Cardinals worn by Curt Flood

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Jackie Robinson

National Portrait Gallery

Jesse Owens

National Portrait Gallery

Fathering (Divider)

Reggye Green

Arthur Ashe

National Portrait Gallery

Serena and Venus

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Art Blakey

National Portrait Gallery

The Big Beat

National Museum of American History

Georgetown Starter jacket

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Wynton Marsalis

National Portrait Gallery

Booker T. Washington

National Portrait Gallery

Howard Thurman

National Portrait Gallery

Geoffrey Canada

Marco Grob for TIME

What is Jazz? - Lesson Plan

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

Michael Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

Poster of James Brown

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Bishop Richard Allen

National Portrait Gallery

Mary Church Terrell

National Portrait Gallery

Booker T. Washington Revelation

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Color slide of Poitier and Belafonte at a fundraiser at Boston Garden

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Malcolm's Legacy

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Till boy's funeral, Burr Oaks Cemetary [sic]

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Black Delegates Challenge Mississippi Democrats

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Life Magazine, March 19, 1965

National Museum of American History

Huey Newton, Black Panther Minister of Defense

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Civil Rights and the 1960s

TeachingAmericanHistory.org

Poster reading "Solidarity" used at Ferguson protests

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Time Vol. 188 No. 13

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Section 07: Loving

Reggye Green

Love illuminating through family

Smithsonian American Art Museum

News clipping from the New York Times

National Museum of African American History and Culture