Biography: Crucibles Of Courage
Their profiles range across a broad spectrum of history and showcase achievements in disciplines as diverse as politics, sports, and the arts, yet they are united by one thing: their personal journeys and invaluable accomplishments helped shape our modern nation.
Hosted by Barack Obama, Crucibles Of Courage explores the stories of five African Americans whose lives and work changed the world forever. The dramatic stories of Thurgood Marshall, Muhammad Ali, Marian Anderson, Jesse Owens, and Shirley Chisholm are animated through intimate interviews, rare archival materials, and fascinating vintage footage, collectively documenting the prejudices and difficulties they had to overcome in order to achieve their goals and illuminating why their efforts remain inspirations to all.
Stirring and uplifting, this special Biography presentation reflects on the lives of some of the most important figures of the 20th century.