French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
Television game shows became an instant national phenomenon in 1955, but four years later contestant Charles van Doren admitted they were a scam.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
For the first time on television, God in America will explore the historical role of religion in the public life of the United States.