How It Feels To Be Free
The role of women entertainers in the civil rights movement
Historian Ruth Feldstein, author of “How It Feels To Be Free,” talks about the important role that entertainers, and women entertainers in particular, had in the civil rights movement. This clip is an interview outtake from the American Masters film of the same name.
Alicia Keys doesn’t mind being compared to Lena Horne
The musician talks about why she admires Horne so much.
Diahann Carroll talks race and makeup while filming "Julia"
Carroll tells the story of an early makeup session for the TV show “Julia.”
Lena Waithe on why Cicely Tyson's hair was revolutionary
Waithe describes how Tyson's natural hair was an inspiration to many others.
Halle Berry on how seeing Diahann Caroll on TV changed her
Having a role model on TV who looked like her made a big difference for Halle Berry.
Lena Waithe on mixed feelings towards Blaxploitation
Producer, actor and writer Lena Waithe on the mixed feelings Blaxploitation evokes.
Why Cicely Tyson was selective about her acting roles
Tyson was mindful of how she performed Black womanhood.