It was Morgan's experience while driving along the streets of Cleveland that led to his invention of a traffic signal device. The first American-made automobiles were introduced to U.S. consumers not long after the turn of the century. It was not uncommon for bicycles, animal-powered wagons and new gasoline-powered motor vehicles to share the same streets and roadways with pedestrians. According to tradition, it was after witnessing a collision between an automobile and a horse-drawn carriage...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.