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August 9th, 2009
11:35 PM ET

1st Black Female to Head an Ivy League University

Ruth Simmons admits she used to be a nuisance to her teachers when she was a schoolgirl. Now, as president of Brown University, she is among the top educators in the world. She is also the first African-American woman to head an ivy league school.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Up From a Past
June 28th, 2009
11:28 PM ET

Michael Jackson: An Original

In the spirit of African-American firsts, stars on the red carpet at the BET Awards say Michael Jackson was in a class by himself.


Filed under: Don Lemon • Up From a Past
April 6th, 2009
03:35 PM ET

Don Lemon takes on Joe Frazier

Its been almost 30 years since his last fight but Smokin' Joe Frazier still has his jab.


Filed under: Up From a Past