Category: Historical Figures

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Walter White

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During the tenure of Walter White as the second Black executive secretary of the NAACP, Blacks were routinely lynched by White mobs in the 1930s.  White used his Nordic appearance to investigate hate crimes against Af...

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...

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)

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 Is The Real Jesse Jackson?

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Barbara Reynolds, author and journalist. (910)

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...

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...

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...