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.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.