A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century. He served as a New York congressman during the Fifties and Sixties.
Meet the Wizard of Odd. Robert Ripley was a new media star and the most popular man in America.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
A revealing portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.