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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.