African American History
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1965 - Malcolm X Assassinated
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Malcolm X (1992)
Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.
Director: Spike Lee
Writers: Alex Haley (book), Malcolm X (book)
Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo
Classic Malcolm X interview at UC Berkeley
Malcolm X was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement.
Malcolm X Assassinated - 1965 | Today In History | 21 Feb 17
On February 21, 1965, black Muslim leader and civil rights activist Malcolm X, 39, was shot to death inside Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom in New York by assassins identified as members of the Nation of Islam. (Three men were convicted of murder and imprisoned; all were eventually paroled.) STORYLINE: Eyewitness interviewed outside the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York, after assassination of Malcolm X.
'Who Killed Malcolm X' explores mystery of his murder
It's been 55 years since human-rights activist Malcolm X was assassinated in Harlem in front of hundreds of witnesses. But new evidence suggests two of the three men convicted of the crime are actually innocent. A new Netflix documentary, “Who Killed Malcolm X,” explores the mysteries surrounding the murder. Ivette Feliciano sat down with a historian and one of the film's directors and has more.
Assassination And Funeral Of Malcolm X
(31 Dec 1965) 35. Assassination and funeral of Malcolm X
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
by Malcolm X (Author), Alex Haley (Author), Attallah Shabazz (Author)
Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X: A Common Solution? King and Malcolm X meet for the first and only time after King testified at a. King and ...
1965 - The Selma March and Bloody Sunday
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A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Director: Ava DuVernay
Writer: Paul Webb
Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey
U.S. Rep. John Lewis' Firsthand Account of Surviving "Bloody Sunday" | Oprah’s Master Class | OWN
U.S. Rep. John Lewis recalls the brutality that activists faced at the hands of Alabama state troopers at the first attempted march from Selma to Montgomery.For more on #masterclass, visit http://bit.ly/1ZQfeZO
March 7, 1965 - Bloody Sunday
Today marks 52 years since "Bloody Sunday," the fateful day when marchers endured intense hostility on Selma, Alabama's Edmund Pettus Bridge. The demonstrators didn't make it from Selma to Montgomery that day, but their resolve united a diverse coalition of faith leaders who helped finish the march to Montgomery weeks later. In this edition of Moments in Civil Rights History, a collaboration of Comcast and the Equal Justice Initiative, Bloody Sunday shook a nation – and in reaction, President Johnson champions efforts to pass the Voting Rights Act.
Selma 50 years later: Remembering Bloody Sunday
Read more at latimes.com/selma. “They came with horses,” Amelia Boynton Robinson recalled. “They came with nightsticks.” On March 7, 1965, Alabama state troopers blocked civil rights demonstrators who had just crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Boynton Robinson, then a middle-aged black woman, was tear-gassed and beaten and slumped unconscious on the side of the road. The troopers attacked the marchers in events that became known as "Bloody Sunday." Learn more about the woman now called “Queen Mother” and join us for a look back at the historical Civil Rights Movement and a look ahead at the modern movement 50 years after Selma at latimes.com/selma. Photographs courtesy of James “Spider” Martin Photographic Archive UT Austin’s Briscoe Center for American History AP Photo Archive
Use this lesson plan to help high school students understand racial and other disparities in Covid-19 cases and outcomes. Students will analyze how the ...
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PBS has a lesson plan based on PBS Newshour entitled "From Selma to Montgomery: An introduction to the 1965 marches". This is based strongly on the movie ...
Aug 24, 2020 — The full Teaching with Historic Places catalog can be found at ... The program includes a brief history of the march, additional lesson plans, and ...
March 21. Thousands of marchers depart from Brown Chapel in Selma headed for Montgomery and planning to stop at campsites along the way. March 25. In the ...
1965 - Voting Rights Act
Sound Smart: The Voting Rights Act of 1965 | History
Historian Yohuru Williams explains the events leading up to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and the act's historical significance.
In this lesson, students will examine how the Voting Rights Act of 1965 enforced the Fifteenth Amendment and how debates about voting rights continue today.
Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise [on the Voting Rights Act], 3/15/65. MP506.
President Johnson's Special Message to the Congress, The American Promise. March 15, 1965. Index terms: Speeches; Congress; LBJ Library video MP506 donated by CBS. No usage fees. Footage shown here was a gift from CBS for the LBJ Library. They are pool coverage of live presidential addresses and are not copyrighted. The Library has made them available (excluding any network commentary) for decades without incident.
Bridging History: Selma and the Voting Rights Act of 1965
On March 7, 1965, peaceful protesters marching for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, were brutally attacked by state troopers. News of what became known as "Bloody Sunday" swept across America, galvanizing public opinion behind voting reform and prompting Congress to pass the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act. Through oral histories, archival footage, and historic photographs, this documentary examines the swift legislative response to the events in Selma. Watch as House Members and staff track the path of the Voting Rights Act from inception, through committee and onto the desk of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Find out more about the House and Civil Rights at http://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-...
50 years ago, President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act
Following the historic Selma march in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson urged Congress to pass legislation ensuring equal voting rights for African Americans. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law on August 6, 1965.
1965 - Executive Order 11246
Executive Order 11246 — Equal Employment Opportunity · Part I — Nondiscrimination in Government Employment · Part II - Nondiscrimination in Employment by ...
Executive Order 11246 prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.
1966 - Black Power movement led by Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)
Kwame Ture was a prominent organizer in the civil rights movement in the United States and the global Pan-African movement. Born in Trinidad, he grew up in the United States from the age of 11 and became an activist while attending the Bronx High School of Science. Wikipedia
Stokely Carmichael - Black Power Speech 1966
Stokely Carmichael "We Ain't Going" Speech
Civil Rights activist Stokely Carmichael riles up the crowd with his "We Ain't Goin'" speech. Excerpt taken from Great Speeches Volume 8 from Educational Video Group, Inc. available at http://www.evgonline.com
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Stokely Carmichael, “Black Power” 29 October 1966. High School Lesson Plan created for Voices of Democracy by Michael J. Steudeman, University of ...
By Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael). Separatism−the determination of a particular group of people to resist assimilating to the majority culture−has a long ...
H. Rap Brown & Stokely Carmichael in Oakland (1968) | KQED Archives
KQED News report from February 17th 1968 at the Oakland Auditorium, featuring excerpts from speeches on Black Power and African American self-determination by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) and Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael). These are delivered as part of the Huey P. Newton birthday rally, to protest Newton's arrest and imprisonment in 1967. Al-Amin states that: "Unlike America would have us believe, the greatest problem confronting this country today is not pollution and bad breath. It's black people! ... You see that's just one of the big lies that America tells you and that you go for because you're chumps!" Ture instructs the audience that: "We must first develop an undying love for our people ... an undying love as is personified in brother Huey P. Newton ... If we do not do that, we will be wiped out." Opens with a brief glimpse of Al-Amin, Ture and James Forman on-stage together. It should be noted that Al-Amin was the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Forman was the international affairs director of SNCC and the group's former executive secretary and Ture was the former chairman of SNCC, who, during this rally, was appointed as the honorary prime minister of the "Black Nation" (the Oakland-based Black Panther Party (BPP).
How should we remember activist Stokely Carmichael?
Stokely Carmichael marched with Martin Luther King Jr., campaigned for voting rights and against Vietnam, was a Pan-African revolutionary and coined the term
1966 - The Black Panther Party (the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) founded by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in Oakland, California
Sound Smart: The Black Panthers | History
Historian Yohuru Williams recounts the history of the Black Panther Party in the United States.
Nov 3, 2017 — The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to ...
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPP) was founded in October 1966 in Oakland, California by Huey ...
Founded in October 1966 by Huey Newton (1942-1989) and Bobby Seale (b. 1936), the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense became the most widely known ...
Who Were The Black Panthers? It's Complicated - Newsy
Despite the tumultuous relationship between the Black Panther Party and the police, the group's shining achievement still lives on today.
Black Panthers Revisited | Op-Docs | The New York Times
This short documentary explores what we can learn from the Black Panther party in confronting police violence 50 years later. This is part of a series of videos produced by Independent filmmakers, who are supported in part by the nonprofit Sundance Institute. Produced by: Stanley Nelson and Laurens Grant Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1BMFR57
Black Panther Professor: Bobby Seale and D'Angelo in Oakland | The New York Times
Bobby Seale co-founded the Black Panther Party. The R&B star D’Angelo speaks out on racial injustice in his new album. The two met in Oakland, Calif.
Footage of Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale in Toronto
Nov. 12, 1972: Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale speaks out against the Vietnam War while delivering a speech at an event in Toronto.
"Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers" is a window into the lives and times of Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, and their comrades in the party's vital ...
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: How Does It Go with the Black Movement?
Episode S0080, Recorded on January 23, 1973 Guests: Huey P. Newton, Lanny Sinkin, Patricia Holland, Gary Mounce For more information about this program, see: http://digitalcollections.hoover.org/...
Bobby Seale was the co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense along with Huey P. Newton. After serving for three years in the US Air Force, he was ...
Education: Merritt College, Oakland, California
Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party and one of the disenchanted and revolutionary sons of the Great Migration, was born February 17, 1942, ...
1967 - Thurgood Marshall Nominated to Supreme Court
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The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson
"Thurgood Marshall Nominated to Supreme Court" (Washington D.C., 6/13/1967)
President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Footage from the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Hearst Metrotone News Collection: cinema.ucla.edu/collections/hearst
Thurgood Marshall: Crusading Civil Rights Activist | Full Documentary | Biography
Profile of the crusading attorney and civil rights activist who led the fight against school desegregation and became the first African-American to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. Find out more about his life in this full documentary! #Biography #ThurgoodMarshall
Moments In History: Remembering Thurgood Marshall
Thurgood Marshall was one of the country's greatest jurists and civil rights advocates, but he was also a gifted storyteller who liked to leaven even a serious tale with a sprinkling of humor. With his keen intelligence and wit, he was a source of inspiration for the young lawyers who worked in his chambers. In a video prepared by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in recognition of African American History Month, five of Marshall’s former clerks share their recollections of the legal mastermind behind the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision who went on to become America’s first African American Supreme Court justice. The video was created in partnership with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, where Marshall served before his elevation to the high court.
Preview: Mr. Civil Rights - Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP
In this lesson, students will explore the life of Thurgood Marshall and follow the development of his identity. Through his example, students will understand how ...
In this American Radio Works podcast and website, partially funded by NEH, Stephen Smith presents the story of Thurgood Marshall's remarkable career.
1967 - Loving v Virginia
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.
Director: Jeff Nichols
Writers: Jeff Nichols, Nancy Buirski (based in part on the documentary 'The Loving Story' by)
Stars: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
How Loving v. Virginia Led to Legalized Interracial Marriage | History
Learn about the landmark Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia, which legalized interracial marriage in the United States.
The half-century anniversary of the Loving Supreme Court case offers a valuable opportunity for students to examine this key decision in furthering marriage ...
During Black History month we spotlight the landmark Supreme Court case of Loving v. Virginia(1967), which declared anti-miscegenation laws (laws banning ...
Loving v. Virginia. Event Date June 12, 1967. The U.S. Supreme Court rules that ... Watch timely and informative videos; Access expertly crafted lesson plans ...
June 12, 1967 - Interracial Marriage Bans Ruled Unconstitutional
In 1958, newlyweds Richard and Mildred Loving were arrested and charged as felons for violating Virginia’s interracial marriage ban. The case sparked a heated debate on anti-miscegenation laws across the United States, leading all the way up to the Supreme Court. In this edition of Moments in Civil Rights History, deep courage and commitment prevail, but not before nearly a decade of uncertainty. Watch the feature, available now. Then, on Friday, November 4th, the Lovings’ inspiring fight for love and family is dramatically retold, when Focus Features’ Loving hits theaters. Learn more and watch the trailer at comca.st/2eo5eUT.
In 'Loving,' an American story about a marriage worth fighting for
A new movie, "Loving," tells the real-life story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested because interracial marriage was illegal in their home state. They appealed their case and won a landmark civil rights ruling at the Supreme Court. Jeffrey Brown speaks with director Jeff Nichols and others about how they brought the love story to the screen.
1967 - Aretha Franklin wins first Grammy
Best Rhythm & Blues Recording
Her first GRAMMY wins came for 1967 for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording and Best Rhythm & Blues Solo Vocal Performance, Female for "Respect."
Aretha Franklin | Artist | www.grammy.com
Aretha Franklin Respect
Aug 16, 2018 — Franklin, a Baptist minister and a civil-rights activist that organized the 1963 Detroit Walk to Freedom, which was the largest civil-rights ...
Aug 20, 2018 — Her hit songs in the late 1960s tapped into the spirit of the civil rights movement while her hit cover (and gendered re-authoring) of Otis Redding's ...
Nov 30, 2020 — To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions ...
Aretha Franklin's "Respect" Gave Civil Rights Movement an Anthem | Biography
Aretha Franklin, "the queen of soul," was an 18-time Grammy Award-winning singer and pianist who became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Find out more about her life in this mini biography. #Biography #ArethaFranklin #BlackHistoryMonth
Aug 16, 2018 — The 50 Greatest Aretha Franklin Songs. Essential moments from pop music's greatest voice. By. David Browne. &. Elias Leight. &.
June 18, 1967 - Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival
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Jimi Hendrix Sets Guitar On Fire
Sep 17, 2018 — Gone too soon at the cryptic age of 27, here are some of the most incredible and memorable moments of Hendrix's life.
Jimi Hendrix - Guitarist & Songwriter | Mini Bio | BIO
Born in 1942, in Seattle, Washington, Jimi Hendrix learned to play guitar as a teenager and grew up to become a rock legend who excited audiences in the 1960s with his innovative electric guitar playing. One of his most memorable performances was at Woodstock in 1969, where he performed "The Star Spangled Banner." Hendrix died in 1970 from drug-related complications, leaving his mark on the world of rock music and remaining popular to this day.
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April 4, 1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassinated
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
The civil rights activist is shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn.
1968 King Assassination Report (CBS News)
Walter Cronkite had almost finished broadcasting the "CBS Evening News" when he received word of Martin Luther King's assassination. His report detailed the shooting and the nation's reaction to the tragedy. (CBSNews.com)
The Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike and the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. A Lesson Plan for Grades 5-8. By: Katie Hickey Snyder. AHTC Memphis ...
MLK: The Assassination Tapes (Full Episode)
Peabody Award Winner Relive an unspeakable tragedy detailed with unforgettable images, videos, and recordings only recently rediscovered. From: MLK: THE ASSASSINATION TAPES http://bit.ly/15cRmND
Martin Luther King funeral
(31 May 1968) STORY Georgia, Atlanta: Martin Luther King funeral: 05/00/68 c0002649 - color
Students analyze Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech and consider how they can ... the immediate aftermath of his assassination marked an intensification of the ... Activities. Warm up: Journal Response. Tell students that in this lesson they ...
August 25, 1968 - Arthur Ashe Wins First Tennis Title
How winning the U.S. Open gave Arthur Ashe the spotlight to speak out against injustice
The huge stadium where U.S. Open championships are won and lost is named for a tennis great who transcended the court and sport itself. In "Arthur Ashe: A Life," author Raymond Arsenault examines the athlete's journey and the connection between race and sports in his career. Jeffrey Brown reports.
Arthur Ashe Exhibit At US Open Highlights Legacy Of Sports, Civil Rights
From the tennis court to civil rights, Arthur Ashe's impact on America remains a strong force 50 years after his US Open win. CBS2's Maurice DuBois reports.
a strategy—or plan-right? And Arthur loved to be a coach, because he could teach these lessons to other people. He was also inspired by great athletes who ...
In this lesson, students will study the contributions of Arthur Ashe to sports and ... Groundbreaking Ceremony Program - Earth Design Associates Plan broadside.
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US Open 50th Anniversary: Arthur Ashe Wins First Championship of Open Era
On the grass of the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Arthur Ashe ushered in a new era of tennis in 1968. With his pioneering spirit and relentless drive, Ashe defeated Tom Okker 14-12, 5-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 in the first US Open final of the Open Era.
Remembering Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe embodied the highest qualities of sportsmanship. His world-class talent and pursuit of excellence broke down barriers for black Americans in the largely white-dominated sport of tennis. In the 1960s and ‘70s, he became the first African-American man to win Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open. In later years, after publicly announcing he had AIDS, he dedicated the rest of his life to raising awareness and educating the public about HIV. We remember Arthur Ashe as a role model who used his athletic brilliance to inspire and bring people together. Read more about Arthur Ashe's legacy: http://ow.ly/7i8k308J5Ce
1968 - Shirley Chisholm
The First Black Woman In The US Congress | Absolute History
Being the first black woman to serve on Congress would be a significant enough accomplishment for a lifetime, but it wasn’t good enough for Shirley Chisholm. Three years after she arrived in Washington, D.C., Chisholm became the first woman to run for president for the Democratic party. When announcing her intention to seek the nomination on January 25, 1972, Chisholm stated, “I’m a revolutionary at heart now and I’ve got to run, even though it might be the downfall of my career.” Content licensed from Canamedia to Little Dot Studios. Any queries, please contact us at: email@example.com #AbsoluteHistory #FirstBlackCongresswoman #USCongress
Shirley Chisholm: First African American Congresswoman | Black History Documentary | Timeline
Shirley Anita Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress, and she represented New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. Content owned and licensed from Canamedia. All questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Shirley Chisholm: Declares Presidential Bid, January 25, 1972
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman to run for President when she sought the Democratic nomination in 1972. WNYC Collection, 1936 - 1981 NYC Department of Records, Municipal Archives, New York City NYCM2776 Chisholm
Worth Quoting: Representative Shirley Chisholm
Former United States Representative Shirley Chisholm responds to questions from the audience about President Reagan's political agenda, the importance of education, and her personal background and life in politics. Interviewee: Shirley Chisholm Interviewer: Carol Spalding Miner Subjects: Politics, feminism Copyright 1985 Florida Community College at Jacksonville
This lesson plan is meant to be used in conjunction with screening Chisholm '72 and is designed to help students to research the process of presidential ...
March 30, 1971 - The Congressional Black Caucus is established in Washington, D.C.
April 8, 1974 - Henry “Hank” Aaron hits his 715th home run for the Atlanta Braves.
January 23–30, 1977 - The miniseries "Roots" is aired on national television
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Roots (TV Mini-Series 1977)
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.
Stars: LeVar Burton, Robert Reed, John Amos
lex Haley's first notable work was as editor of The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He is most ... Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson.
How Roots Captivated an Entire Nation
'Roots' Cast on Remaking Iconic Miniserie
The 1977 ABC show forced Americans to confront the issues of slavery and now History Channel has updated the historical classic.
Viewing resources for Roots. ... This resource offers discussion questions and activities for multi-generational family viewing of ... (Please note that ROOTS is TV-14.) ... Sign up for HISTORY Emails for the latest on your favorite shows and more!
Drama; 1977; 90 minutes; Color. ... Additional ideas for lesson plans for this movie can be found at TWM's ... Roots is a video presentation of Alex Haley's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
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1979 - The Sugarhill Gang records pioneering hip-hop classic “Rapper’s Delight.”
The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Official Video
Official video for The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight. Rapper’s Delight was the first single released on Sugarhill Records on 16th September 1979. The record peaked at no. 36 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart, no. 4 on the US Hot Soul Singles chart, no. 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart, No. 1 on the Dutch Top 40 chart and no. 3 on the UK singles chart. The record sold over 2 million copies in the US and the song ranked number 251 on Rolling Stone magazines 2004 list of ‘500 Greatest Songs Of All Time’. The song is arguably one of the most sampled records of all time, supposedly used in over 225 other songs.
THE SUGAR HILL GANG - FOUNDATION LESSON # 9 - JAYQUAN
JayQan gives an extremely detailed account of The Sugar Hill Gang and their entire discography. Recorded, edited,narrated, written & lived by JayQuan. http://thafoundation.com http://jay-quan.com
The Sugar Hill Gang, known as the first nationally popular African American hip-hop group, comprised three members: Mike Wright (Wonder Mike), Henry Jackson (Big Bank Hank), and Guy O' Brien (Master Gee), all from Englewood, New Jersey.
1982 - Michael Jackson releases the Thriller album
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - King of Pop | Mini Bio | Biography
"King of Pop" Michael Jackson topped the charts and the tabloids like no other pop star before him. Check out a summary of his decades in the spotlight with this mini biography.
The impact Michael Jackson had on the world is immense and undeniable. He set and broke records, challenged racial boundaries and revolutionized the ...
Jun 24, 2010 — Michael Jackson was the most influential artist of the 20th century. ... First, with the possible exception of Prince and Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Jackson ... Michael could be absolutely anything he wanted; Diana Ross one day, ...
1983 - Guy Bluford, First African-American Astronaut in Space
Executive Director of Investigative Activities, Columbia Accident Investigation Board (2003); Society of Distinguished Alumni,. Pennsylvania State University ...
Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier (Full Episode)
America's experiences during the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race are well documented. However, few know about the moment these two worlds collided, when the White House and NASA scrambled to put the first black astronaut into orbit. This is the untold story of the decades-long battle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union to be the first superpower to bring diversity to the skies, told by the black astronauts and their families, who were part of this little known chapter of the Cold War. From the Show: Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier http://bit.ly/36TXhzt
Guy Bluford, NASA's First African-American Astronaut
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden reflects on Guy Bluford, who became NASA's first African-American astronaut when he launched on STS-8 on Aug. 30, 1983.
Feb 8, 2017 — Guion "Guy" Bluford is a former NASA astronaut who was the first ... Other activities of the STS-8 crew included putting the Canadarm robotic ...
Lesson Plan. Meet Four Pioneering African American Astronauts. Clockwise from top left: Michael P. Anderson, Ronald E. McNair, Guion S. Bluford Jr., Jeanette ...
November 2, 1983 - President Reagan establishes national holiday for Martin Luther King Jr.
Nov 2, 2017 — ... on this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill creating a national holiday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Remarks on Signing the Bill Making the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., a National Holiday
For more information on the ongoing works of President Reagan's Foundation, please visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org.
Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United ...
Jan 18, 2021 — The fight to make the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot ... President Ronald Reagan signed the bill in November 1983. ... the King holiday along with a Confederate Memorial Day celebrated in May.
The establishment of a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., ... on 2 November 1983, with the signing of legislation by President Ronald Reagan. ... Not a Day Off.” As with other federal holidays, the observance of the King holiday ...
How Did Martin Luther King Jr. Get a Holiday?
Did you know Martin Luther King Jr Day wasn’t celebrated in all 50 states until 2000? And that in order to create the holiday honoring the civil rights leader we needed help from Stevie Wonder and the National Football League. Why was this the case? Well MLK Jr, wasn’t beloved by everyone during his life and winning the battle to create a holiday in his honor took a lot of work. How did it all happen? Watch the episode to find out.
Stevie Wonder - Martin Luther King Day | Biography
After numerous failed attempts to make Martin Luther King Day a National Holiday, Stevie Wonder took off three years from his career in order to lead the cause. #Biography
Stevie Wonder and his 1980 single played an outsize role in the creation of Martin Luther King Day; the 1st .
1984 - Vanessa Williams, First African-American Miss America
Vanessa Williams on Becoming the First Black Miss America | Oprah’s Master Class | OWN
In 1984, a Syracuse University junior named Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America—the first African-American woman to hold the title. Watch as Vanessa reveals how she prepared for the pageant and why she says she was there "to have a good time". Tune in Sunday, July 13, at 10/9c. For more on #masterclass, visit http://bit.ly/1ZQfeZO
Vanessa Williams on Returning to Miss America After Scandal
Williams, who was the first African-American woman to win, gave up her crown after nude photos came out.
May 12, 2016 — Vanessa Williams puts the “pageant queen” stereotype to shame. The former Miss America-turned-actress-and-singer is personable, ...
August 12, 1988 - Jean-Michel Basquiat dies
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child
In his short career, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a phenomenon. He became notorious for his graffiti art under the moniker Samo in the late 1970s on the Lower East Side scene, sold his first painting to Deborah Harry for $200 and became best friends with Andy Warhol. Appreciated by both the art cognoscenti and the public, Basquiat was launched into international stardom. However, soon his cult status began to override the art that had made him famous in the first place. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to her friend in this definitive documentary, but also delves into Basquiat as an iconoclast. His dense, bebop-influenced neoexpressionist work emerged while minimalist, conceptual art was the fad; as a successful black artist, he was constantly confronted by racism and misconceptions. Much can be gleaned from insider interviews and archival footage, but it is Basquiat's own words and work that powerfully convey the mystique and allure of both the artist and the man.
The chaotic brilliance of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat - Jordana Moore Saggese
Learn about the life of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, from his start as part of graffiti duo SAMO to his rise as an internationally renowned painter. -- Like Beat writers who composed their work by shredding and reassembling scraps of writing, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat used similar techniques to remix his materials. Pulling in splintered anatomy, reimagined historical scenes and skulls, he repurposed present day experiences and art history into an inventive visual language. Jordana Moore Saggese explores the chaotic and prolific art of Basquiat. Lesson by Jordana Moore Saggese, directed by Héloïse Dorsan Rachet.
History Through Hollywood
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.
Director: Julian Schnabel
Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Michael Wincott, Benicio Del Toro
Patti Astor, Fab 5 Freddy, Jean Michel Basquiat- Art in the Streets - MOCAtv Ep. 18
The video segments are excerpts from ART/new york No. 21 - GRAFFITI/POST GRAFFITI and ART/new york No, 19 - YOUNG EXPRESSIONISTS. It includes interviews with Patti Astor, one of the founders of the Fun Gallery in the East Village of New York. Also included are interviews with Fab5 Freddy Brathwaite, and Jean Michel Basquiat shortly after their respective shows at the Fun Gallery.
A poet, musician, and graffiti prodigy in late-1970s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat had honed his signature painting style of obsessive scribbling, elusive ...
Place of birth: New York
Jean-Michel Basquiat was an influential African-American artist who rose to success during the 1980s. Basquiat's paintings are largely responsible for elevating ...
Introduction Jean-Michel Basquiat (French: [ʒɑ̃ miʃɛl baskja]; December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist of Haitian and Puerto Rican ...
1991 - Civil Rights Act
The Civil Rights Act of 1991. TITLE I - FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS REMEDIES. DAMAGES IN CASES OF INTENTIONAL DISCRIMINATION. SEC ...
Title III: Government Employee Rights - Government Employee Rights Act of 1991 - Requires all personnel actions affecting Senate employees to be made free ...
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Sponsor: Sen. Danforth, John C.(Introduced 0...
1992 - Mae Jemison, First Female African-American Astronaut in Space
Mae Jemison, First African-American Woman in Space
In 1992, Mae Jemison flew into space aboard the Endeavour, becoming the first African-American woman in space. Jemison shared her story of growing up in the 1960s. "There were so many things we thought we could change and do," she said during a discussion of interstellar travel at the 2016 Aspen Ideas Festival. Watch as Jamison discusses the potential for future human travel beyond our solar system, to another star, in her full talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot2H4...
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use the Who Is Mae Jemison? lesson plan to get to know this prominent scientist ...
The First African American Astronaut Mae Jemison
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Meet the First Black Woman in Space Mae C. Jemison | NowThis
Mae C. Jemison was the first Black woman in space — and now she's working to make human interstellar travel a reality.
1997 - Tiger Woods, First African-American to win a men's major golf championship
From 1992: Tiger Woods, the future of golf
1997 Masters Official Film
Relive one of the most memorable performances in Tournament history through the 1997 Masters Official Film. #MastersRewind
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2001 - Robert L. Johnson Becomes First African-American Billionaire
Robert L. Johnson 1946— Biography: F-L. ... Robert L. Johnson founded Black Entertainment Television (BET), the first ... He was graduated sixth in his class.
BET Founder Robert Johnson on creating BET
Jan 14, 2004 — I just didn't like taking instruction.” Twice Johnson worked for others. His first job was a paper route in his hometown of Freeport, Ill ...
Robert Johnson's Top 10 Rules For Success
He was the first African-American billionaire. He's a businessman, media magnate, philanthropist, and investor. He's worth over half a billion dollars. He's Robert Johnson and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success
Sep 14, 2011 — This week on The Urban Business Roundtable: master wealth builder Robert L. Johnson, chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of ...
2001 - Colin Powell, First African-American U.S. Secretary of State
Colin Powell: Trailblazing U.S. Secretary of State and General | Biography
Colin Luther Powell was a United States statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army who was the first African American to serve as the U.S. Secretary of State. Find out more about his life and military achievements in this short biography.
USA: SECRETARY OF STATE NOMINEE COLIN POWELL
Secretary of State nominee Colin Powell pledged at his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday that he would thoroughly review U-S overseas military commitments, while moving ahead with missile defence deployments and NATO expansion. Powell told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he brings an internationalist outlook even though he has advocated limited U-S troop use abroad. He told the Senate that the U-S has an interest in global affairs and that is should lead, guide and help every country that wants to be free. While avoiding any direct criticism of the outgoing Clinton administration, he made clear his intent to resolve such matters as North Atlantic Treaty Organization expansion and a proposed new missile defense system. He pledged commitment to expanding NATO, and assured Russia that it would deal directly with it's objections. Powell described China as a giant trying to find its way in the world and said it was neither a friend nor foe of the U-S. Dismissing criticism that U-S sanctions against Iraq were hurting Iraqi children, Powell said the emphasis was firmly on Iraq to comply with international agreements. A former national security adviser and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Powell took on folk-hero status when he led U-S troops against Iraq in the Persian Gulf War. It is expected that his nomination will be easily approved by Senators.
Colin Powell: First African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - Fast Facts | History
Purple Heart recipient Colin Powell was the first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Learn about his two tours of duty in Vietnam and his time working as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush in this video.
Great Americans - Colin Powell, Full Program
From the Museum's "Great Americans: Conversations with History Makers" program, December 7, 2016
This PowerPoint presentation by General Colin Powell outlines 18 valuable lessons in leadership. Some of Powell's lessons include: Being responsible s.... ... doesn't really accomplish anything. Plans don't accomplish anything, either.
Lesson Plans · African-Americans and the Military: The Revolutionary War ... African-American Military Heroes: Clifford Alexander and Colin Powell. During and ...
Powell is the Chair of the Board of Visitors of the Colin Powell School for Civic ... and Leadership, was published in 2012 and reveals the lessons that shaped his ...
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2003 - Oprah Winfrey Becomes First African-American Female Billionaire
Oprah Winfrey: One of America's Most Influential Voices | Biography
Learn about Oprah's difficult childhood and how she turned her life around, becoming a news anchor in Chicago to inking The Oprah Winfrey Show. Explore how she added Oscar-nominated actress to her resume, as well as philanthropist and mentor. #Biography Subscribe for more Biography: http://aetv.us/2AsWMPH
Oprah on How Faith Helped Her Through Difficult Moments of Her Childhood | Belief | OWN
In the run-up to OWN's groundbreaking seven-part series 'Belief,' Oprah shares how she found comfort in God during a difficult period of her childhood. For more on #Belief, visit Oprah.com.
Oprah Becomes the $3 Billion Woman
Oprah Winfrey is still reaching new heights, even after all this time. The media mogul just crossed a huge financial milestone this week, when she was named the richest self-made woman in the world with a net worth of $3.2 billion. The reigning queen of daytime TV has the Midas touch when it comes to investments and has long been one of the richest women in the world,. but adding the "self-made" part has to be even more satisfying. Her most recent investment in Weight Watchers has only added to her wealth. As Forbes reported, Winfrey bought a 10% stake in the diet company in October 2015, and has since seen its stock rise some 90%. On top of that, her cable network, OWN, delivered its most-watched year in 2015, following four years of double-digit viewership growth, according to Nielsen. Oprah's success is truly staggering, and her financial milestone is a testemant to that. To put her wealth in perspective, the mogul is worth well more than Will Smith, Tyler Perry, and Beyoncé combined. An incredible landmark for an incredible woman.
A reading comprehension lesson on Oprah Winfrey. Includes printable teaching lesson worksheet. · Objectives: · Suggested Grades: · Lesson Procedure: · Lesson ...
There's no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is a huge inspiration worldwide. She worked her way up from the ... 5 Life Lessons Every Woman Can Learn From Oprah Winfrey · 29Nov ... Let's make a plan to launch a career you LOVE. Forbes Top 35 ...
2005 - Condoleezza Rice, First African-American Female Secretary of State
Confirmation hearing for Rice as Secretary of State
US National Security Adviser and nominee for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice entering hearing room and shaking hands with senators
New US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is Sworn In - 2005
Condoleezza Rice taking the oath with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; surrounded by family and President George W. Bush
Throughout her time teaching, Rice actively pursued a career in politics. In 1989, she advised President George H.W. Bush's administration on Soviet Union affairs.
Apr 23, 2018 — When I first learned that Condoleezza Rice was homeschooled, I was ... At the age of three her mother was teaching her French, piano, figure skating and ... This flexible schedule also allowed time to practice piano, and as a ...
Condoleezza Rice - Government Official | Mini Bio | BIO
Condoleezza Rice was born in 1954 in Alabama. She became the first woman and first African American to serve as provost of Stanford University. In 2001, Rice was appointed national security adviser by President George W. Bush, becoming the first black woman (and second woman) to hold the post, and went on to become the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. #Biography
Dr. Condoleezza Rice on the Civil Rights Movement | Oprah's Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network
Iconic masters share their stories from the history of the American civil rights movement. Dr. Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson, Sidney Poitier, Lionel Richie, Diahann Carroll and Berry Gordy Jr. offer insights. Plus, hear more from Condoleezza Rice, Morgan Freeman, Lenny Kravitz, Vanessa Williams and Jay-Z. For more on #masterclass, visit http://bit.ly/1ZQfeZO
2008 - Barak Obama Elected First African-American President
Nov 13, 2009 — In this lesson, students put Barack Obama's election as the first African American President of the United States in ... Lesson Plan Details.
Barack Obama: Yes We Can
Barack Obama speaks in Nashua, New Hampshire on the night of the primary.
On January 20, 2009, Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States and America's first African American president. Use these ...
Raw Video: Barack Obama's 2008 acceptance speech