An African American man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the wonderful things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory. Based on stories of bakery union workers; includes historical note. - See more at: http://www.buffalolib.org/vufind/Record/1818536#sthash.JBLfzfw6.dpuf
Vivien Theodore Thomas was an African-American surgical technician who developed the procedures used to treat blue baby syndrome in the 1940s. Without any education past high school, Thomas rose above poverty and racism to become a cardiac surgery pioneer and a teacher of operative techniques to many of the country's most prominent surgeons. Vivien Thomas was the first African American without a doctorate to perform open heart surgery on a white patient in the United States.
Howard Thurman's Great Hope Cover. Through hard work, perseverance, and the support of friends and family, young Howard transcends the limits of a poor education in segregated Daytona, Florida in 1899 and earns a scholarship to an out-of-town high school.