Meet a group of Texan lawyers, mothers, advocates, and others — including the murderer and victim whose fatal clash led to a landmark court case, Hernandez v. Texas and the acknowledgement of Mexican Americans’ equality before the law. These individuals’ leadership in revealing injustices and seeking to right them is a legacy handed down from the civil rights era of the 50s and 60s to today.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.