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 man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.