A portrait of President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over his determination to keep the all-white University of Alabama segregated.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to 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 international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
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.
Two days in 1967 revealed a nation divided over a war that continues to haunt us.