Mae C. Jemison Was First African American Woman to Travel Through Space
On June 4, 1987, Mae C. Jemison became the first African American woman ever admitted into the astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47.
Cosby Collection of African Art on Display at Smithsonian
A private collection of African-American art went on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art this week. The collectors are none other than philanthropist Camille Cosby and her husband, comedian Bill Cosby, who began acquiring pieces early on in their 50-year marriage.
This Peabody award winning series is back and this time we leave the city to take a look at a school district in South Carolina, where the small town of Hartsville, South Carolina is making strides by involving everyone in the community in their plan for education. A co-production between the National Black Programming Consortium and South Carolina ETV, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's American Graduate Initiative.
Kennedy Center Honors Al Green for Soul, Staying Power
Al Green was one of five artists honored at the Kennedy Center this year. Jeffrey Brown talks to the singer, whose iconic voice has stirred souls with pop music and gospel for decades, about a life of making music and preaching.
Discover Your Roots Using the Freedmen's Bureau Records
Genealogists, researchers, archivists, authors, bloggers, educators, and faith leaders discuss the Freedmen's Bureau and the need for volunteers to make the records of nearly 4 million emancipated African Americans freely searchable online. http://www.discoverfreedmen.org