A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
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 trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.