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.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
A look at the poor Scottish emigrant boy who built a fortune in telegraphy, railroads and steel, and then began systematically to give it all away.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.