While in college, Matt Stone (left) and Trey Parker wrote and directed a black comedy called Cannibal! The Musical. A Fox executive saw the film and commissioned the duo to create an animated short, which eventually led to the creation of South Park. Michael Yarish/Comedy Central hide caption

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Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988 for her novel Beloved. In 1993 she became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature. And in 2012, President Obama awarded Morrison the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Michael Lionstar/Knopf/AP hide caption

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Mark Ronson is a music producer, DJ and guitarist who's recorded with Adele, Paul McCartney, Ghostface Killah, Lily Allen and Duran Duran, among others. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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