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.
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.
"Painted Down" is an upcoming feature documentary on the groundbreaking history of black stuntmen and women in Hollywood. The term "painted down" refers to the practice of putting white stuntmen in blackface to double for black actors and actresses.
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.