In Harris County, Texas, a man is stabbed at a strip mall in the middle of the night. Sgt. Craig Clopton finds surveillance video of the murder, but it leaves him with more questions than answers. Then in Dallas, a young man is shot dead in his living room. It appears to be a burglary, until Det. Brian Tabor uncovers a more treacherous motive.
In Harris County, Dep. Abraham Alanis and his team investigate the murder of a man, married with four young children, who was found robbed and shot to death outside an abandoned house. With no other leads to go on, investigators discover that their victim held a secret that could lead to his killer.
In Birmingham, Detectives Eric Torrence and Henry Lucas investigate the murder of a 31-year-old male found dead in a field. But with a tight-lipped community where street law is paramount, finding someone to talk is the team's biggest challenge. As the clock winds down, will the community pull through and bring the killer to justice? Then, in Charlotte a man is chased down and killed in front of his nine-year-old son. Detective Blair Fitch is shocked to discover the killer was getting even with someone else. The case takes a surprising turn and leads detectives to New York where the suspect turns up in relation to another murder.
Arthur Ashe is the first African American to win the men's singles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, and the first black American to be ranked No. 1 in the world.
Evelyn Ashford is a five-time Olympian who became the first woman to run 100 meters in under 11 seconds in 1984, and the oldest woman to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field in 1992.
In 2002, Maritza Correia made history when she became the first black woman to break an American record. She later became the first black woman to earn a place on the U.S. Olympic swim team.
American track star Willie Davenport won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics and competed at the 1980 Winter Games with the U.S. bobsled team.
Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas is best known as the first African American to win the individual all-around event. She also won a team gold medal for the U.S. at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
African-American professional boxer and promoter Thomas "Hitman" Hearns won eight world titles in six weight classes, and is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Jasmine Plummer is a U.S. athlete who became the first female quarterback to take a Pop Warner youth league to the national championships. Her story was depicted in the film The Longshots.
Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball, becoming Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.
Hailed as the greatest winner in sports, Basketball Hall of Fame center Bill Russell led the Boston Celtics to an unprecedented 11 championships in just 13 seasons.
Debi Thomas became the first African American to win the women's title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1986. Two years later, she became the first black Olympian to win a medal at the Winter Olympics.