Author Hampton Sides (Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder) talked with AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in March, 2010 about his newest book, Hellhound on His Trail, an intense narrative recounting the 1968 murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the international manhunt for his killer, James Earl Ray.
Roads to Memphis was produced in parallel with Hellhound on His Trail.
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 trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.