Songs like "We Shall Overcome" and "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round" gave civil rights activists in the 1950s and 60s the will, passion and solidarity to stand up against racial inequality. What do these songs mean to you? Do you ever sing them today? Do you hear them anywhere?
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.