[IN MY LIFETIME] Henry Louis Gates on Muhammad Ali Beating Sonny Liston

[IN MY LIFETIME] Henry Louis Gates on Muhammad Ali Beating Sonny Liston

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It was when he fought Sonny Liston. He was saying he was the greatest and everybody predicted that Liston would kick his butt and knock him out any… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Goldie Brangman on Saving Martin Luther King's Life

[IN MY LIFETIME] Goldie Brangman on Saving Martin Luther King's Life

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A lot of time was wasted while they argued on whether to take Dr. King down to Bellevue or to King’s County rather than Harlem Hospital. He… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] ESPN's Howard Bryant on the Fear Facing Hank Aaron

[IN MY LIFETIME] ESPN's Howard Bryant on the Fear Facing Hank Aaron

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Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record on April 8, 1974. I was five years old. I didn't see it. I don't remember it. My… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Scandal's Joe Morton Remembers Dick Gregory's Groundbreaking Stance

[IN MY LIFETIME] Scandal's Joe Morton Remembers Dick Gregory's Groundbreaking Stance

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Here’s what I will tell you. I remember Dick Gregory when I was coming up and him appearing on The Jack Paar Show for the very first… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dr. Jedidah Isler Remembers the Brilliance of Dr. Beth Brown

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dr. Jedidah Isler Remembers the Brilliance of Dr. Beth Brown

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Dr. Beth Brown was the first Black woman astrophysicist I had ever heard about around high school (there were others before her, but I found out about… Read More

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[IN MY LIFETIME] Dori Wilson Remembers Embracing and Loving Dark Skin

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When I was growing up, I would always look at EBONY and the fashion magazines. I remember always seeing Terri Springer at the Fashion Fairs and on… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the Perseverance of His Father

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the Perseverance of His Father

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My father first wanted to be a congressman when he was 10 or 11 and believe it or not, the congressman at that time was the same one he wound up running… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

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Mae Jemison becoming the first African American woman astronaut to travel into outer space was a huge deal for me that I will never forget… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

[IN MY LIFETIME] John Carlos and the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics

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We had about 20-30 minutes max to plan. The original idea was to boycott the Olympic Games. We wanted to bring light to the fact that although we… Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

[IN MY LIFETIME] Van Jones Remembers the Rodney King Verdicts

Van Jones has spent much of his life as a fighter for social and environmental justice through groups like the Dream Corps, which encourages innovations… Read More

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