Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
Accused by a janitor, a respected Harvard professor was hanged for the murder of Dr. George Parkman, one of Boston's richest citizens, in 1849.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.