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.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
A wry philosophical essay on what makes baseball the great American pastime.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.