In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.