A profile of Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who was assassinated within a year of helping his country achieve independence.
A profile of John Lewis, an activist and politician whose pivotal role in significant moments during the Civil Rights Movement would see him recognized as one of the “Big Six” leaders despite only being in his 20s.
A profile of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman in Congress, the first Black woman and only the second woman of any race to seek the nomination for president of the United States from a major political party.
A profile of Blanche Bruce, a Mississippi politician who became the second Black man to serve in the U.S. Senate but the first to serve a full term.
A profile of Rosemary Brown, a Jamaica born Canadian politician who worked to eradicate racial and gender discrimination. Brown became the first Black woman elected to a Canadian parliament and only one of two Black people in parliament since the election of Mifflin Wistar Gibbs in 1866.