In 1960s Chicago, members of the Afro-American Patrolman's League challenged oppressive policing in Black communities.
The colorful career of a woman who ran a gambling ring, fought police corruption, and challenged white mobsters.
The heavyweight champion lost his title when he refused induction into the military during the Vietnam War.
A 1907 exhibition on the founding of Jamestown featured the work of an artist determined to counter demeaning stereotypes.
Barriers of racism and sexism slowed them down, but academia wasn't their only venue.
As the first salaried Black musician at a major studio, he was a leader in shaping the sound of movies—though he was often uncredited.