At six years old, Frederick Douglass had just begun his life as a slave when he witnessed his aunt get beaten brutally by her master. "It was the bloodstained gate, the entrance to the hell of slavery," he would later write.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.