The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
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.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.