Premiering January 8, 15 & 22 on PBS. Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
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.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.