Black History

Scripps News Reports: The Story of Black Women in America

Scripps News interviews Black women who are breaking barriers in America — from "Sesame Street" to the White House.

Scripps News

During Black History Month, Scripps News Investigates highlights the struggles and celebrates the success of Black women in America. It's a story spanning generations, in which broken barriers became new inspirations and a legacy to honor into the future. 

This episode features interviews with Karine Jean-Pierre, the first Black White House Press Secretary; Megan Piphus, the first Black female puppeteer on "Sesame Street"; Latosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter; and Kimberlé Crenshaw, a leading scholar on racism in America.