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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

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...

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)

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...

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...

Mayor Ed Koch Fights The Odds

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Mayor Ed Koch of New York City (1224)

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...

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 ...