French settlers in Louisiana merged with African Americans, Afro-Caribbeans and others to create Cajun and Zydeco musical traditions.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.