Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.