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.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
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.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
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.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The story of the Mexican American miners whose labor battles shaped the course of Arizona history.