In his 97 years, Dr. James Huger has broken barrier after barrier of racial discrimination. From being among the first African-American soldiers to integrate the Marines to his friendship with Dr. King, he shares his incredible stories.
The Tuskegee Airmen have been immortalized for their heroism in WWII. They fought two wars, one against the Axis powers, the other against prejudice at home. Fewer than 50 Red Tail pilots are alive today, so we jumped at the chance to meet three.
His life was one of abuse and rejection. The more he suffered, the stronger his resolve. No one believed in him, until a chance meeting with a fledgling talk show host changed everything.
Making changes in life is never easy. There can be all kinds of roadblocks along the path to Growing Bolder; the roadblocks of age, religion and race. Many back away from them, but others stand strong, Breaking Barriers for the rest of us to follow.
At a time when people thought blacks lacked intelligence, skill, and courage, the Tuskegee Airmen proved them wrong — fighting the enemy overseas and racism at home.
Zora Neale Hurston is one of the preeminent writers of black literature. But she died broke and largely ignored in 1960. Now, the town of her birth brings the story of her life to the public.
The Florida Highwaymen were 26 African-American artists who traveled the state in the ’50s and ’60s selling paintings along the roadside. Ignored at the time, today their works are highly sought-after collectibles.