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.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.
In September 1970, militants from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijacked five commercial airplanes.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.