Category: Historical Figures

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In the Words of Frederick Douglas

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In the 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the premier spokesman for the Black community, articulating the struggle for freedom and equality. Rev. King carried on the tradition of another eloquent voice for Black progr...

Was Ron Brown Shot?

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A published report stated that a second Armed Forces medical examiner reported that the corpse of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown seemed to have a bullet hole in the top of the head. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporte...

The Clarence Thomas Affair

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A year after Anita Hill's congressional committee testimony in which she accused then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of unethical sexual behavior, differences of opinion concerning the televised hearings contin...

Who Is The Real Jesse Jackson?

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Barbara Reynolds, author and journalist. (910)

Stars on Hollywood

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Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ben Vereen explain being Black in a hostile industry. (623)

Who Was Medgar Evers?

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As of 1984 when this documentary was made, no one had been convicted in the 1963 assassination of Mississippi NAACP Field Director Medgar Evers. This legendary leader’s voter registration and economic boycott drives p...

Great Men of Color

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Did History Miss Emmett Till?

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Author Clenora Hudson-Weems examines the gruesome 1955 lynching of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi.  She also challenges the widespread belief that Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her seat on a segregated bus preci...

Benjamin Banneker: Truth to Power

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Imagine being Black in the 1700s and becoming a self-taught surveyor who played a pivotal role in planning the layout of our nation’s capitol and inventing a clock in 1753. In 1791 alone, Benjamin Banneker completed t...