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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
This acclaimed 14-hour series covers all of the major events of the civil rights movement from 1954-1985, tracing African Americans' struggle for equality and justice.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.