Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964 known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers from around the country joined organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, then one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.