The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
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.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
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.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.