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 little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.