As champagne popped on December 31, 1963, America’s optimism was tinged with a deep anxiety. Just five weeks earlier, President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated, leaving Americans shaken and vulnerable. Eight days into the new year, the new President, Lyndon B. Johnson, gave his first State of the Union address, demanding an end to racial injustice and an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Only a few days earlier, Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater had announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for president, igniting a conservative movement that would reshape the politics of 1964 and transform the American political landscape for generations to come.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.