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?
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
In 1967, thousands of hippies flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.