From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case. The little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow-style discrimination.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.