From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.