By the 1920s, the settlement movement is firmly in place in many northern cities. At least five chapters of the Ku Klux Klan exist in and around Minneapolis. Though many blacks are college educated, they are forced to work in the service... View Video.
This program from Tony Brown's Journal sets out upon a freedom trail – the Booker T. Washington Freedom Trail – to show how Washington advocated for higher education for African Americans and to find out what's on his trail of iron-willed determination that can be useful to us today. View Video.
Barack Obama rose from the middle class; thus, many poor blacks do not identify with him. Black American history is inscribed in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Obama represents a new generation of black leadership. View Video.
Early 20th century New Orleans was a melting pot and facilitated a musical cultural exchange. African rhythms and European harmony influenced jazz— traditional Caribbean music and dances, spirituals, work songs, ragtime, blues, creole music, brass, and marching bands. View Video.
Many African-American athletes, comedians, and musicians appeal to white audiences, and they are used to gather a large market share in the media. However, their popularity does not translate into equality in society. View Video.
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 in the U.S. Dr. Williams was an extraordinary man of incredible talent and merit and his exceptional accomplishments are documented with great care in this inspiring program. View Video.