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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Part 1 of 8. An overview of black history, beginning with the years 1619 to 1770. Included: the arrival of blacks to the Jamestown colony; Virginia's general assembly passing the slave codes in 1705; and Crispus Attucks, the first casualty of the American Revolution (he was killed during the 1770 Boston Massacre).