The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
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.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
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.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.