During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.