Texas Tech University

Celebrating Black Excellence: Popular Culture and Society

African Americans artists, athletes, and entertainers have contributed to the vibrant cultural and social landscape of America, offering words, poetry, music, dance, art, sport, and recreation to a rich interplay of leisure, pleasure, and popular culture.


Jackie Robinson

Muhammad Ali and Civil Rights 


Selma trailer

"Roots" anniversary trailer and impact

New York Times, "Why the Oscars' Omission of 'Selma' Matters,"