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.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.