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.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
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.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.