On April 4, 1968, escaped convict James Earl Ray shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King. This is the fateful narrative of the killer and his prey, set against the seething, turbulent forces in American society at that time.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.