Category: Historical Figures
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...
Great Men of Color
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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)
Who Is The Real Jesse Jackson?
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Barbara Reynolds, author and journalist. (910)
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...
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...
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 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 ...
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)