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  • Dandridge, Dorothy

    Singer, dancer, and actress. Born in Ohio in 1922, Dandridge starred in Carmen Jones in 1954 and Porgy and Bess in 1959.
  • Davis, Miles

    Jazz trumpeter, band leader, and composer. Born in Illinois in 1926, Davis began his career in the 1940s as a member of Charlie Parker's bebop quintet. Davis continued to record into the 1980s and was instrumental in the development of cool jazz.
  • Davis, Sammy, Jr.

    Popular singer and dancer as well as stage and film actor. Davis began touring with his family's troupe, the Will Mastin Trio, at age three. He featured in the 1960 film, Ocean's Eleven; his stage credits include Mr. Wonderful in 1956 and Golden Boy in 1964.
  • Delaware

    Accepted into the United States in 1787 as the first state. Delaware lies on the East Coast and is bordered by Pennsylvania and New Jersey to the north and Maryland to the south and west.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Country in Central Africa second only to Algeria in area. It is bordered by nine countries including the Central African Republic and South Sudan to the north, Rwanda and Tanzania to the east, Zambia to the south, and the Republic of the Congo to the west.
  • Dermatologist

    A medical practitioner qualified to diagnose and treat skin disorders.
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Resident orchestra of the Max M. Fisher Music Center's Orchestra Hall in Detroit, Michigan. It is the fourth oldest orchestra in the United States.
  • Detroit, Michigan

    Incorporated in 1806 on the Detroit River. Detroit is best known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry as the General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company, and FCA US LLC all maintain their headquarters in the Detroit metropolitan area.
  • Dollars and Sense

    Founded in 1974 as a weekly magazine put out by the Union for Radical Political Economics. The publication includes pieces on economic news and analysis.
  • Down by the Riverside

    Black spiritual and well known American folk song recorded by artists ranging from Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole to the Million Dollar Quartet.
  • Du Bois, W.E.B.

    Writer, teacher, sociologist, and activist. In 1903, he published his seminal work, The Souls of Black Folk. In 1909, he cofounded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and edited the association's magazine The Crisis. Du Bois moved to Ghana in the early 1960s.
  • DuSable Museum of African American History

    Founded in 1961 in the home of artist and writer Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the DuSable Museum is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of African American and pan-African artifacts and history. In 1973, the museum was moved to its present location in Chicago, Illinois' Washington Park.