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.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.