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?
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.