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The Black Leaders Summit of 1972 and the 1998 Follow Up: Part I

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An unprecedented gathering of the top Black leaders in 1972 appeared in a live 90-minute special. Among the guests: Charles Diggs, Dorothy Height, Vernon Jordan, Albert Cleage, Jr., Dick Gregory, Louis Farrakhan and E...

Who Is The Real Jesse Jackson?

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Barbara Reynolds, author and journalist. (910)

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...

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...

A Rap with Colin L. Powell

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A discussion of Gen. Colin Powell and whether Americans would elect a black President. (1918)

Stars on Hollywood

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

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...

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...

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...