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.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.