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.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
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.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.