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.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.