His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
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.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.