In 1963, school children from Birmingham, Alabama skipped class to demonstrate for racial equality. Met with police violence, they helped to bring about significant change.
Power to the People
How people power and protests have changed America – and the world.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Tragedy took the lives of 146 workers – and exposed a shocking lack of workplace health and safety laws in New York State.
When the women of Richmond, Virginia couldn’t afford to buy bread during the American Civil War, they incited the largest civil disturbance the Confederacy had ever seen.
The Stono Rebellion of 1739 saw enslaved people rise up using coded sounds that sowed the seeds of jazz, blues and hip hop.
It began as a protest against the Conscription Act of 1863 – but quickly descended into the bloodiest race riot in US history. So why did New York’s White working class kill at least 120 people during the New York Draft Riots?
What rights, if any, do prisoners have under US law? It’s a question that came to a head during the Attica Prison Riots of 1971.
How the Second Amendment was used to defend democracy, during the Battle of Athens, Tennessee.
Nat Turner – known as the prophet in his enslaved community, led a violent uprising that changed everything.
Whiskey fanned the flames of a Pennsylvanian tax uprising that lasted for three years!
In 1968 – the Miss America beauty pageant became the focus of an audacious protest that helped move feminism forward.