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Actor Will Smith takes a deep dive into the annals of American history to explore the evolving pursuit of equal rights in the nation.
6 Episodes 2021 - 2021
Wed, Feb 17, 2021 60 mins
After escaping slavery, Frederick Douglass leads the call for citizenship for Black Americans. His dream is finally realized in the 14th Amendment.
The 14th Amendment fails to deliver its promises. Violent acts, court rulings, and the Lost Cause ideology undermine the dream of equality.
The civil rights movement gains traction in the 1960s. Martin Luther King Jr. forces President John F. Kennedy to act.
In the 1970s, women fight against changing interpretations of the 14th Amendment. They are eager to take control of their own futures.
After decades of obstacles, the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the Supreme Court.
Immigrants have long placed their faith in America. However, intolerant policies, racism, and violent acts have stomped out their hopes.