As the Senate prepares to vet another Supreme Court nominee, Jeffrey Brown reports on a one-man show, starring actor Laurence Fishburne, about the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Continue reading
Groundbreaking singer, performer and film star Lena Horne died Sunday night in New York at the age of 92. Horne, the first African American to sign a long-term contract with a major film studio, broke down racial barriers, most memorably with “Stormy Weather.”
Legendary jazz singer and actress Lena Horne, who broke racial barriers in the entertainment industry, died Sunday in New York at age 92. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at her career. Continue reading
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Ray Suarez speaks with historian Peniel Joseph about his new book "Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama." Continue reading
Louis Armstrong is the subject of the biography, “Pops,” by Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal drama critic and Commentary Magazine cultural critic.
Watch more of the interview with Judith Jamison, performance pieces and a 1990 segment about her by former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Bill T. Jones has long been recognized as one of this country’s leading contemporary dancers and choreographers, known for his mix of athleticism and his willingness to take on big subjects from the world around him.