Before watching part 2, be sure you catch JFK, Part 1 about JFK's early years.
JFK Part 2 covers the two and a half-year term of America's 35th President. Just three months after his election, JFK faces his first fiasco with an embarrassing failed attack on Cuba which came to be known as the Bay of Pigs. At home, Kennedy must address a growing civil rights movement, and abroad, the Cold War is intensifying. It comes to a crescendo with the Cuban Missile Crisis, but after the US successfully avoids a nuclear war, JFK feels new confidence. He gives several important speeches on civil rights and the cold war, and he negotiates an agreement on a nuclear test ban. On November 22, 1963 Kennedy is assasinated during a campaign trip in Dallas, Texas.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
After the stock market crashed in 1929, thousands suffered unemployment and poverty in the Great Depression.
The U.S. government's response to the Holocaust was slow and fueled by complex social and political factors.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".