From 1973, Soylent Green was a feature film starring Charlton Heston. It depicts a future void of natural resources due to human over-consumption.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.