A History of Black Achievement in America

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  • The Barack Obama Era

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 2/23/18

    Included: the presidential election of Barack Obama; the new wave of black literature; tech entrepreneur Tristan Walker; the National Museum of African American History and Culture; and "Hidden Figures."
  • A New Age

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 2/12/18

    Conclusion. 1967-2004: Muhammad Ali's refusal to be inducted into the Army; Thurgood Marshall becoming the first black Supreme Court justice; the miniseries "Roots"; Colin Powell becoming secretary of state.
  • Civil Rights

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 2/12/18

    Part 7 of 8. 1950-63: Ralph Bunche receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950; Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas; tennis player Althea Gibson; Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun"; Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech.moreless
  • Depression and War

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 2/12/18

    Part 6 of 8. 1935-43: Jesse Owens and Joe Louis; Hattie McDaniel winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "Gone With the Wind"; Duke Ellington's 1943 performance of "Black, Brown, and Beige" at Carnegie Hall.moreless
  • The Foundation for Equality

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/12/18

    Part 5 of 8. 1904-26: Matthew Henson reaching the North Pole in 1909; W.E.B. DuBois and the NAACP; the Harlem renaissance; Satchel Paige and the Negro Baseball Leagues.
  • Blacks Enter the Gilded Age

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 2/9/18

    Part 4 of 8. 1875-96: the election of former slave Robert Smalls to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1875; Booker T. Washington opening Tuskegee Institute in 1881; Granville T. Woods and the telegraph system; Plessy v. Ferguson, an 1896 Supreme Court case that upheld segregation.moreless
  • The Fight for Freedom

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 2/9/18

    Part 3 of 8. The years 1851-69. Included: Sojourner Truth's Ain't I a Woman? speech; the founding of Lincoln University; the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision; the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Emergence of the Black Hero

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 2/9/18

    Part 2 of 8. 1772-1849: the settling of Chicago; the founding of the African Grove Theatre in New York in 1821. Also: Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.