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.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.