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 coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.