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.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The international manhunt to catch the killer of Martin Luther King.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.