"I saw something that no one else could see, and that is me walking around with that big tall hat on."
Clayton Sherrod looks back to 1964, when at 19 years old he became executive chef at an all-white country club in Birmingham, Alabama.
Yelitza Castro talks with her friend Willie Davis about serving meals to the homeless community in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past three years.
New York City Subway Conductor Paquita Williams talks to one of her passengers, Laura Lane, about her job.
Lawrence Cumberbatch (R) tells his son, Simeon (L), how he traveled from New York City to Washington DC with Brooklyn CORE for the March on Washington in 1963.
Adrian Hawkins talks to his foster father, Horace Atwater Jr.
Herman Blake and his brother Sidney remember their childhood during the 1940s.
Rowena Gore-Simmons speaks with her daughter, Kenya Gore, about the year Rowena spent in prison.
South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn talks with his granddaughter Sydney Reed about his career in politics.
Bernard Holyfield (R) tells his friend Charles Barlow (L) about a painful memory from his childhood in the 1960s.
Reginald Mason remembers growing up in Harlem with his mother during the 1970s.
Reverend Eric Williams tells his co-worker Jannette Berkley-Patton about his first experience with AIDS.
Charlie Morris (L) remembers his brother's death in 1939, with his cousin Sylvester Lewis (R).
Wil Smith tells his daughter, Olivia, about being a single dad in college.
Robert Holmes talks about his family being among the first to integrate a neighborhood in Edison, New Jersey.
Tyrese Graham remembers his first day as a teacher at John Marshall Metropolitan High School in Chicago, IL.
Karen Slade, Eric "Rico" Reed, and Arthur "Sonny" Williams of radio station KJLH remember the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
Iraq War veteran Richard Bennett (R) talks with Craig Williams (L) about how they became unlikely business partners.
John Hunter talks with two former students about what they learned playing the World Peace Game, which he created.
Ayodeji Ogunniyi remembers how the murder of his father led him to a new career.
A.P. Tureaud Jr. (R) tells his friend Steven Walkley (L) about becoming the first African-American undergraduate at Louisiana State University in 1953.