Williamina Fleming went from doing domestic work to becoming a trailblazing astronomer.
Meta Warrick Fuller celebrated African American cultural identity through her artwork.
Anna May Wong spent her acting career resisting racism and typecasting in Hollywood.
Ynés Mexía became one of the most accomplished plant collectors of her time.
Maggie Lena Walker was the first African-American woman bank founder and president.
Cultural critic Fran Lebowitz on why she would ask Toni Morrison for advice.
Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about how he first met Toni Morrison.
Toni Morrison recalls the time a Black childhood friend had been praying for blue eyes.
The Mae West film "She Done Him Wrong" was credited with helping to save Paramount.
Mae West's persona was inspired by the fashion trends of the 1890's.
Miles Davis recorded "gems" while fulfilling an obligation to Prestige Records.