The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history. It was only in 1946 that a two-tier wage system for white and Mexican Americans was abolished.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
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.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.