James Baldwin's written works made him an important spokesman of the Civil Rights Movement. His essays explored the black experience in America and his novel,"Giovanni's Room," was one of the first to tackle homosexuality.
Kamal Simpson talks to Clare Gittings, Learning Manager at the National Portrait Gallery, about Sarah Forbes Bonetta, who was photographed by Camille Silvy and features in the National Portrait Gallery collection.
This 2008 Emmy nominated documentary pays tribute to the valor and sacrifice of African-American soldiers while shedding light on the discrimination and disregard that at times proved more threatening than the rigors of battle.
Remembering Lady Bird's Whistle-Stop Tour for Civil Rights
Fifty years ago, in October 1964, less than a month before the presidential elections, Lady Bird Johnson boarded a train in Washington to stump through eight Southern states -- a gamble to help win back disaffected voters after the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
On April 27th 1962, seven unarmed Muslims were shot outside Muslim Temple 27 in Los Angeles. Temple Secretary, Ronald Stokes 29, was killed. "They're going to pay for it," Malcolm declares, and goes to Los Angeles to eulogize Stokes at a funeral attended by 2,000 people.
Whitney Plantation Museum Confronts Painful History of Slavery
The first museum in America dedicated entirely to slavery opened a few months ago in Wallace, Louisiana. Michelle Miller visits the museum and found a surprising history, not only about the plantation, but her own family.