The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.