The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
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 civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.