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 women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
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.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.