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.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in 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.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.