The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.