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.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.