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 acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.