The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation case by case and state by state ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.