Aretha travels to Muscle Shoals in 1967 to record her first album, while Little Re braves her first solo in C.L. Franklin’s church in 1953.
Struggling to find her sound, Aretha meets Jerry Wexler in 1964. Little Re goes on her first Gospel tour in 1954, led by her father, C.L. Franklin.
Aretha juggles her music career and her commitment to the civil rights movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Aretha is featured on the cover of Time Magazine, and young C.L. Franklin and Barbara Franklin struggle to establish themselves in Memphis.
Aretha Franklin records her protest album “Young, Gifted and Black,” while Little Re loses her mother.
Aretha records her album “Amazing Grace” in an older James Cleveland’s church; while Little Re discovers that she’s pregnant with her second child.
Aretha struggles to stay relevant as she enters the age of disco. She parts ways with Jerry Wexler and meets Arista founder Clive Davis.
Despite significant emotional losses including a second divorce and the death of her father, Aretha pushes herself artistically and triumphs.