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.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
A year in the life of Wyoming cowboys and the ranching families of the American West.
Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
This funny, probing program re-examines assumptions about American culture in the 1950s.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.