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 Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.