The unsung national hero Anna Arnold Hedgeman, who was an executive of the YWCA and the first African-American woman to serve on a New York City mayoral board, is the latest subject in NY1's coverage for Black Histoy Month.
2/24/2012 - By: Shazia Khan
NY1's series on African-American women who helped shape the civil rights movement continues with Dr. Betty Shabazz, who soldiered on after her husband Malcolm X was slain and becoming a leading educator in New York City and founded a center in the Washington Heights location of her husband's death.
2/23/2012 - By: Cheryl Wills
As NY1 continues its series "Freedom’s Voice: Legendary African-American Women," NY1's Ruschell Boone looks at how while Harriet Tubman is known for her work on the Underground Railroad, there is a lot more to the famed abolitionist's story.
2/22/2012 - By: Ruschell Boone
The series "Freedom’s Voice: Legendary African-American Women" continues on NY1 with a look at Judge Constance Baker Motley, who started as a civil rights attorney and rose to unprecedented professional heights, forever changing the course of American history.
2/21/2012 - By: Rebecca Spitz
As the station continues its coverage of Black History Month, NY1's Jeanine Ramirez looks at the 40th anniversary of Brooklyn native Shirley Chisholm's historic run for U.S. president.
2/21/2012 - By: Jeanine Ramirez
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx is celebrating Black History Month as it is the final resting place for many prominent African Americans, including Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, and the first black mystery and detective novelist, Rudolph Fisher.
2/20/2012 - By: Shazia Khan
NY1 kicks off its week-long series spotlighting African-American women who have used their voices in the struggle for freedom and equality with a profile of legendary poet Dr. Sonia Sanchez.
2/20/2012 - By: Cheryl Wills