John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster. His organization was the first to make money on tour, and he helped invent the small town marching band.
Follow seven former Amish who choose their freedom over their family
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
What happened when the lights went out in New York City on July 13, 1977?
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.