Category: Historical Figures

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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...

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...

Stars on Hollywood

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

Great Men of Color

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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...

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...

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...

Reflections of MLK

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This program highlights Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s contributions through archival footage and interviews with some of his closest associates. 2301

Gone But Not Forgotten

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They are no longer with us, but their work and accomplishments are still impacting on the lives of the people that they touched.  They are the heroes who turn into legends and forever etch their wonders in the annuals...