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.

During World War II, African-Americans faced racial inequality and discrimination at home and in the military.

Emmett Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, maintained her focus regarding the death of her son until her own life was over, in 2003.

Against the backdrop of historical footage, depicting 1955's events, Mamie Till-Mobley narrates much of this clip from "Emmett Till - The Untold Story...

Mamie Till-Mobley tells the story of her son's death and the fight she had to mount in order to have her son's body returned to Chicago from Mississip...

During the murder trial, defense lawyers had argued - among other things - that the body was so deformed its remains could not be identified as Emmett...

After Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat for a white man, and Dr.

In the summer of 1964, many white college students - from outside Mississippi - traveled to the Magnolia State to help black students aid African-Amer...

During the summer of 1964, university students from various places in the U.

After Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman went missing - following their release from questioning at Sheriff Lawrence Raineys jail - hundreds of people look...

Following a period of racial tension and riots during 1967, the city of Cleveland erupted in riots between July 23-28, 1968.

Paving the way for other activists to integrate Woolworth lunch counters, four African-Americans sat in "whites-only" seats at the Greensboro, North C...

Hiram Rhodes Revels - the first African-American to serve in the U.

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