Following the Civil War, a group of young ex-slaves in Nashville, Tenn., set out to save their bankrupt school by giving concerts. Throughout the North and in venues across Europe, they introduced audiences to the power of spirituals. Driven to physical collapse and even death, the singers proved more successful and inspirational than ever imagined. The Fisk Jubilee Singers battled prejudice and oppression to sing their way into the world’s heart.
As part of our celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, Arizona PBS is sharing stories of women to continue to shatter the glass ceiling and transform modern history. From those who fought for women’s constitutional right to vote in the United States to present-day changemakers, meet trailblazing women who have changed the course of history.
This compelling story of a fight for LGBTQ rights and justice is also a chilling reminder of how easy it can be, during a time of fear and uncertainty, to trample the rights of an entire class of people in the name of patriotism and national security.
Explore what happened when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City on June 28, 1969. The streets erupted into violent protests that lasted for six days and marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.