An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
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.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.