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Color photograph of Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh

Steven Naifeh is an artist and Pultizer Prize-winning biographer of Jackson Pollock and Vincent van Gogh.

Drawing by Inez Nathan-Walker, Woman with Yellow Hat, ca. 1977, mixed media: pencil and colored pencil on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Inez Nathan-Walker

Inez Nathan-Walker was a folk artist from Sumter, SC.

Color photo of Annie Nelson smiling

Annie Greene Nelson

Annie Greene Nelson was a writer and playwright. She was the African American woman in South Carolina to publish a novel.

Ment Nelson

Ment Nelson

Ment Nelson is an artist and illustrator. His hometown and surrounding places often influence his art.

A smiling I. DeQuincey Newman wearing a dark and light suit with a dark bowtie

Isaiah DeQuincey Newman

Reverend Isaiah DeQuincey Newman was a minister and civil rights leader who became the first African American since 1887 to serve in the state Senate.

A smiling Lloyd Fig Newton wearing a navy blue dress uniform with his four general stars on his shoulders.

Lloyd "Fig" Newton

Lloyd "Fig" Newton was the first African American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds.