The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences, dealing with issues such as crime, racism and lynching.
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.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.