The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
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.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.