Joe Papp made it his mission to have theater be accessible to the public.
When developing Shakespeare in the Park, Joe Papp wanted people to feel represented.
Duke found his mind and body shocked by his first time swimming in an indoor pool.
Duke Kahanamoku shattered the Amateur Athletic Union's swim record in 1911.
Duke Kahanamoku rescued eight men from the capsized Thelma in California.
"Crucifixion" recalled the racial unrest Marian Anderson saw during her time in Chicago.
Anderson bought her beloved farm in Danbury, CT, with her husband, Orpheus Fisher.
Though Marian Anderson could sing both high and low notes, she was billed as a contralto.
"I was lonely for colleagues who were people of color," said Jones upon meeting Ailey.
Ailey describes his "blood memories" and an impactful friendship.
Ailey's "Revelations" performance depicted the "Black experience."
Former Ailey dancers recall how Alvin Ailey worked hard to raise money for the company.