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 first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.