Category: Historical Figures

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His Own Man

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As Pastor of the legendary Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, Rev. Calvin O. Butts, III has been in the vanguard of community activism.  His battles against moral corruption are well-documented in the press and a re...

Remembering His Legacy

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Frederick Douglass, renowned orator, statesmen and abolitionist is one of Black America’s most celebrated historical figures. His great-great-grandson, Frederick Douglass IV, talks about his ancestor’s legacy. (2705)

Mayor Ed Koch Fights The Odds

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Mayor Ed Koch of New York City (1224)

The Black Leaders Summit of 1972 and the 1998 Follow Up: Part II

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An unprecedented gathering of the top Black leaders in 1972 appeared in a live 90-minute special. Among the guests: Charles Diggs, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, Albert Cleage, Jr., Dick Gregory, Louis Farrakhan and E...

Ralph Bunche — The Lost Hero

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Who was the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?  The answer is Ralph Bunche.  As the United Nations Undersecretary General, Bunche successfully negotiated armistice agreements between Israel an...

The Henson Saga

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Arctic explorer Matthew Henson’s contribution as the co-discoverer of the North Pole is gaining more national recognition. Recently, the National Geographic Society presented its coveted Hubbard Medal posthumously to ...

A Very Critical Justice

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, author of My Grandfather’s Son, explains, in a rare interview, a drinking habit and responds to Tony Brown’s speculation that he is overwhelmed by religious guilt. Justice Thomas...

Who Is The Real Jesse Jackson?

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Barbara Reynolds, author and journalist. (910)

Oscar and Jackie, Two of the Same

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Patrick McGilligan is the author of Oscar Micheaux: The Great and Only, The Life of America’s First Black Filmmaker offers a vivid and fascinating portrait of this little-known pioneer.  (3019)