MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Winthrop University English Professor, Gregg Hecimovich, who believes he has discovered the real name of the author of the first novel written by an African American woman. Hecimovich explains who Hannah Bond was and how he discovered her.
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and the Birmingham Movement
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was one of the South's most prominent Civil Rights leaders. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., co-founded the SCLC and refused to waver even after he was brutally attacked.
For 382 days, almost the entire African-American population of Montgomery, Alabama, including leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, refused to ride on segregated buses, a turning point in the American civil rights movement.
During the 'Freedom Summer,' activists from the North traveled to Mississippi to teach young black teens, in hopes of inspiring change in the segregated South. That's when Aviva Futorian and Roy DeBerry met, sparking a lifelong friendship.
Video Surfaces Of Willis Reed Fighting Entire Lakers Team
Willis Reed fought almost the entire Lakers team. Existing footage of the fight was rarely shown to the public, until now. Michael Rapaport's 30 for 30 doc When the Garden Was Eden (based on Harvey Araton's book of the same name, which focuses on the 1970s Knicks) debuted on ESPN tonight, and it showed the fight many have been waiting to see for decades.
Local Woman Dodges Danger for a Living and Inspires Young Girls
Years ago, a chance meeting launched the career of one of the top stuntwomen in Hollywood but that's just one of LaFaye Baker's roles. The well-known stunt performer with many credits to her name is also working to inspire young women.
Helen Turner Thompson Reflects on Traditional African American Gospel Music
Octogenarian Helen Turner Thompson, of Cleveland Ohio, is dedicated to preserving, performing and promoting African American traditional gospel music. In this short clip, she explains why the music is precious - and endangered. This clip supported the Traditional Master Artist grant that Turner Thompson received from the Ohio Arts Council in 2011.
On March 7, 1965 around 600 people crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in an attempt to begin the Selma to Montgomery march. State troopers violently attacked the peaceful demonstrators in an attempt to stop the march for voting rights.
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.