"Crucifixion" recalled the racial unrest Marian Anderson saw during her time in Chicago.
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.