During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.