How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
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.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.