The 1806 African Meeting House was restored to its mid-19th century appearance to ensure its continued use as a community meeting place, while honoring the building's rich history. Photos Provided by the Museum of African American History.
Garrett Morris: From 'Saturday Night Live' to Septuagenarian
As one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," Garrett Morris holds a rightful place in TV history. Rita Braver catches up with Morris for a look back at his remarkable life and career, including his role on "2 Broke Girls" and his new blues album.
Ava Duvernay talks about the real events that shaped her latest film, Selma, and the new generation watching history. She also discusses what it was like to work with Oprah Winfrey, who joined Dr. Martin Luther King to fight for her own right to vote.
Civil rights leader Ruby Bridges remembers integrating the New Orleans school system in 1960 and the lessons of racial justice that her teacher and Dr. King taught. She urges Americans to honor Dr. King's legacy of service by volunteering on MLK Day.
African-American poet, Langston Hughes recites his poem, "The Weary Blues" (1925) to jazz accompaniment with the Doug Parker Band on the CBUT (CBC Vancouver) program "The 7 O'Clock Show" in 1958. Host, Bob Quintrell introduces the performance.
50 Years Later African-Americans See New Voting Rights Battles Ahead
Thousands of people will gather to mark the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march on March 7th in the small southern U.S. city of Selma, Alabama. In 1965, dozens of people were seriously injured during the event known as “Bloody Sunday,” after police attacked African-American demonstrators demanding voting rights. VOA’s Chris Simkins introduces us to some civil rights pioneers who are still fighting for voting rights in Alabama more than 50 years later.