Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. G-Men were public heroes, doing battle with John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde and other criminals.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The first man to fly across the Atlantic, Charles Lindbergh was unprepared for the attention, particularly after his son was kidnapped.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.