Original air date: 09/29/2019 Runtime: 59:16 min. After returning from Alcatraz, Bumpy Johnson seeks to regain control of Harlem. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family, led by Vincent 'Chin' Gigante. In order to thwart the Italian's dope trade, Bumpy forms an alliance with Malcolm X.
Original air date: 10/06/2019 Runtime: 54:19 min. Realizing a consistent source of heroin is vital to reclaim Harlem, Bumpy engages in a fevered search to find a dope supply independent of the Italians. Chin engages the services of crooked cops in a plot to arrest Bumpy and send him back to jail. Meanwhile, Mayme worries the effect Bumpy's rescue of his daughter Elise from the streets will have on their family.
Original air date: 10/13/2019 Runtime: 54:37 min. Bumpy unexpectedly finds himself at Elise's side when her shoplifting arrest and subsequent abuse is the catalyst for a protest where conflicting interests cause tensions to rise. Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. have their own agendas for the protest. Meanwhile, Chin and the Italian mob want the protest to end because it's happening at a building they own.
Original air date: 10/20/2019 Runtime: 49:08 min. Cassius Clay battles local boxing hero Doug Jones in the ring. Mayme insists Bumpy back Jones, an advocate for her Harlem Youth organization, but Malcolm urges Bumpy to back Clay. Meanwhile, Chin engages in a turf war for Harlem with Bonnano and a buried secret fueling their feud is revealed.
Original air date: 11/03/2019 Runtime: 54:02 min. To cover his debt, Bumpy is tasked with killing a witness testifying against the Genovese family. Elijah Muhammed tours Malcolm X's mosque where he meets Elise and asks her to spy on Malcolm. Chin finds out Teddy is alive, leaving Ernie Nunzi to correct his mistake. Meanwhile, Esther James sues Adam Clayton Powell Jr. for slander.
Original air date: 11/10/2019 Runtime: 54:55 min. Bumpy incites war between the Genovese and Bonanno families. Meanwhile, when Margaret goes missing, Mayme teams up with Elise in a desperate attempt to find her. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. feels the repercussions from his slander dispute with Esther James. Stella reveals a family secret.
Original air date: 11/17/2019 Runtime: 53:46 min. On the day of the March on Washington, Chin and Bonnano are at war in Harlem. Meanwhile, Mayme asks Bumpy to create a will. As a result, Bumpy finds out he and Mayme never formally adopted Margaret, so he asks Elise for her permission. Malcolm X and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. go to D.C. for the March on Washington. Stella considers breaking up with Teddy for his own good.
Original air date: 11/24/2019 Runtime: 53:19 min. Due to slum conditions in Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell Jr. leads a rent strike and investigates the owners of the buildings. Ernie Nunzi searches for the hooker who helped set up Zambrano. Bumpy and Mayme experience tension in their marriage over infidelities. Elise and Malcolm grow closer.
Original air date: 12/01/2019 Runtime: 59:45 min. In the Season One Finale, when Bumpy blackmails the mob in an effort to secure the safety of himself and his family, it doesn't go as planned. President John F. Kennedy is assassinated. Teddy performs at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.