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 Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.