In the 1960s, many American restaurants and bars would not serve homosexual patrons. In New York's Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn was one of several Mafia-run bars where gay people could socialize openly. Police raided the bar regularly, and one such raid, on June 28, 1969, turned into a six-day uprising known as the Stonewall Riots -- the event that would later be credited as a major turning point in the gay rights movement.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The history of New York City and the people and forces that have shaped it over the past 400 years is told in a seven-part 14.5-hour series.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery.