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In 1903 W.E.B. Du Bois coins the term "double consciousness" to describe how African American's experience both being an American and Black. “One ever feels his twoness, -- an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”
Nina Mae McKinney (1913 - 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo", she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television, featuring in the demonstration film broadcast each morning for the benefit of installers and engineers.
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An exuberant return to the four unforgettable heroines of Waiting to Exhale--the novel that changed African American fiction forever. Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel-its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan's sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find... Each is at her own midlife crossroads.They've exhaled: now they are learning to breathe