In April 1861, the American Civil War began, reuniting abolitionists who had grown apart in recent years.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.