Gladys Bentley was a musical sensation and gender identity pioneer.
Tye Leung Schulze was the first Chinese American woman to vote in a U.S. election.
Williamina Fleming went from doing domestic work to becoming a trailblazing astronomer.
Meta Warrick Fuller celebrated African American cultural identity through her artwork.
Anna May Wong spent her acting career resisting racism and typecasting in Hollywood.
Ynés Mexía became one of the most accomplished plant collectors of her time.
Maggie Lena Walker was the first African-American woman bank founder and president.
Cultural critic Fran Lebowitz on why she would ask Toni Morrison for advice.
Toni Morrison recalls the time a Black childhood friend had been praying for blue eyes.
Director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about how he first met Toni Morrison.
The Mae West film "She Done Him Wrong" was credited with helping to save Paramount.
Mae West's persona was inspired by the fashion trends of the 1890's.