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 stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
The bizarre saga of the Symbionese Liberation Army and Patty Hearst's kidnapping and conversion to her captors' cause.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.