In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next three days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
An updated look at the Alabama tenant farmer families that Walker Evans and James Agee documented in their 1936 Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.