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 stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
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 little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.