Biography Close-Up Episodes

2001, TV Show

Episode Detail: Civil Rights Heroes - Biography Close-Up

Blacks who have furthered the cause of civil rights are profiled. Included: Mae Bertha Carter, whose children were the first African-American children to attend all-white schools in Mississippi in the 1960s; husband-and-wife actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee; basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell; and Irene Morgan, who gained acclaim for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in 1944. Host: Harry Smith.

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Premiered: March 18, 2001
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A spin-off of `Biography' explores a particular topic through interviews with knowledgeable persons on the subject.

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