Dancer, singer, musician, patriot, activist, rebel and survivor—Sammy Davis, Jr. did it all. He was a one-of-a-kind entertainer who broke through many barriers, using his talent to fight bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism. In American Masters: Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, see how this Hollywood legend fought the odds throughout his life and achieved greatness doing it his own way, through the shifting tides of civil rights and racial progress during 20th century America. Features Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and clips from his TV, film and concert performances.

Watch it tonight at 9pm on WGBH 2.