African American History Videos

Descendants of African-Americans who began their lives in America as kidnapped slaves were then deprived of civil rights by "Jim Crow" laws. Leaders inspired others to overcome racial prejudice and legal obstacles. These stories highlight the ups and downs of black history.

Jackie Robinson wore number 42 on his Brooklyn Dodger uniform.

WARNING: THIS CLIP RECREATES A KIDNAPPING SCENE AND SHOWS HOW AFRICANS WERE TAKEN FROM THEIR HOMES AND SOLD AS SLAVES.

Trailer for the film, "Antwone Fisher.

The University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) has an Institute for Texan Cultures (ITC).

When he was just twenty years old, Bob Dylan wrote a song about "The Death of Emmett Till.

On the 18th of September, 1895, Professor Booker T.

Meet Branch Rickey, the former president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who believed that Major League baseball had to include non-white ...

Part 2 of Stefan Sharff's documentary on the Selma-to-Montgomery civil-rights march.

With a federal court order allowing their peaceful march from Selma to Montgomery, civil-rights activists - led by Dr.

During the summer of 1966, racial tensions in Cleveland were causing many concerns, especially in the Hough neighborhood.

Slaves helped to build the White House which upset First Lady Abigail Adams. She and John Adams were the first family to move into the Executive Mansi...

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