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.
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.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
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.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.