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Barack Obama profiles several African-Americans who had a profound impact on United States history, including former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, legendary boxer uhammad Ali, vocalist Marian Anderson, athlete Jesse Owens, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in the United States congress. Supplemental material includes rare archival footage and interviews outlining the many challenges these extraordinary men and women had to face to achieve the feats that continue to encourage individual perseverance and an understanding of the progress of cultural diversity in America. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi