In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.