Alex Haley, a master story teller brought us our first glimpse into the lives of slaves with his critically acclaimed book Roots. Read about Mr. Haley's story here.
Identical twin brothers Albert and Allen Hughes became celebrities when they completed their first feature-length movie, Menace II Society. Their age when the film was released in May of 1993--they had just turned 21--put them in the company of celebrated young black directors like John Singleton, who was 23 in 1991 when Boyz N the Hood was released. Read their amazing story here.
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