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.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.