The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to register African American voters, create schools and bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
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.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.