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.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.