The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.