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Black American Experience

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10 videos in this collection

Ida B. Wells: Crusader For Human Rights
Ida B. Wells walked the long road from slavery to freedom and equality. Born 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to parents who were former slaves, she rose to challenge and…
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams - First Black Heart Surgeon In America
FIRST BLACK HEART SURGEON IN AMERICA. DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS was an African-American cardiologist that performed the first successful open heart surgery. He also founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital…
Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist
Voting rights activist and Civil Rights Leader Fannie Lou Hamer, born in 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi, was the granddaughter of a slave and the youngest of 20 children. Raised…
Charles Drew - Revolutionized Medical Science
REVOLUTIONIZED MEDIAL SCIENCE. CHARLES DREW born 1904, was an African American physician and medical researcher who revolutionized the field of medicine with developments in blood-work. Growing up in Washington, D.C.,…
Richard Wright: Native Son, Author And Activist
NATIVE SON, AUTHOR & ACTIVIST. RICHARD WRIGHT was an African-American author of novels, short stories and non-fiction that dealt with powerful themes and controversial topics. Much of his works concerned…
Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man, Celebrated Writer
INVISIBLE MAN, CELEBRATED WRITER. RALPH ELLISON was an African-American writer and essayist, who's only novel INVISIBLE MAN (1953) gained a wide critical success. Ellison's ambitious journey from a childhood of…
Mary McLeod Bethune: Champion For Education
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) was born the 15th of 17 children to former slaves in South Carolina. This inspiring program follows her illustrious path from the cotton fields of the…
Chester Himes: A Rage In Harlem - An Internationally Acclaimed African-American Writer
Chester Himes was born in 1909 in Jefferson, Missouri into a middle class academic black family. An internationally acclaimed African American writer who created a violent and cynical picture of…
Shirley Chisholm: First African American Congresswoman
FIRST BLACK CONGRESS-WOMAN. SHIRLEY CHISHOLM born 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y. is the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the first to campaign for the Presidency. She was…
Paul Robeson: 20th Century Renaissance Man, Entertainer & Activist
20TH CENTURY RENAISSANCE MAN, ENTERTAINER & ACTIVIST. PAUL ROBESON was a celebrated African-American Actor, Athlete, Singer, Writer, and Civil Rights Activist. Robeson's many achievements are chronicled in this program, ranging…

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