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.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.