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.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.