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Thurgood Marshall
From biography.com, produced by Bio
This 46 minute video uses a narrator, images, and actual footage of his life. It is an excellent summary of this Supreme Court leader's life and accomplishments. Thurgood Marshall, was a crusading attorney and civil rights activist who led the fight ... [more]
February 8, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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Maggie Lena Walker biography (1)
From classroomclips.org, produced by Classroom clips
Maggie Lena Walker was the the CEO of a fraternal beneficial society as well as the first woman to establish and head a chartered American bank.In a time when society sought to limit opportunities for African-Americans through segregation and Jim C... [more]
May 21, 2010 at 11:00 AM
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The ABCs of Black History: A Children's Guide by Craig Thompson
From YouTube, produced by Craig Thompson
This video is a brightly-colored, quick-rhyming journey through the lives of history-makers. Craig Thompson tells their stories in kid-speak, with carefully-chosen words that summarize their contributions. (05:23)
February 23, 2018 at 07:33 PM
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William Grant Still • Out of the Silence
From YouTube, produced by newworldrecords
From 'William Grant Still: 'Videmus', classical music (05:00)
February 24, 2018 at 02:37 PM
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How One journalist Risked Her Life to Hold Murderers Accountable
From YouTube, produced by TED-Ed
Ida B. Wells was an investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and anti-lynching advocate who fought for equality and justice. (04:49)
April 18, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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Michael Jordan: Biography, Highlights of Chicago Bulls Star
From YouTube, produced by WatchMojo
Call him ''His Airness,'' ''Air Jordan'' or simply MJ. WatchMojo.com takes a look at the life and career of basketball great Michael Jordan. (05:27)
February 25, 2014 at 01:17 PM
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Garret Morgan: The Man Behind The Traffic Signal
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It was Morgan's experience while driving along the streets of Cleveland that led to his invention of a traffic signal device.The first American-made automatic traffic light. (professional video)
May 14, 2010 at 09:56 AM
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Maggie Lena Walker Biography (Part 2)
From classroomclips.org
Virginia was still reeling emotionally from the Civil War during Maggie Walker's early years. As a result, policy and laws are enacted are put in place to separate the races. This did not stop African-Americans from creating opportunity for the... [more]
May 21, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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Lewis Latimer, Black Inventor
From YouTube, produced by Verizon
Lewis Latimer was an inventor and draftsman in the 1800s. He also improved the light bulb. (01:37)
February 26, 2017 at 10:14 AM
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Oprah Winfrey for Kids (Biography) Black History Month for Children
From YouTube, produced by Fresberg
In this biography for kids we pay honor to a woman who has revolutionized entertainment, with the, "Color Purple," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Selma," and more. Please take a moment to watch and share a positive role model in the African American comm... [more]
March 7, 2015 at 10:56 AM
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