A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
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 American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.