Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.