Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island. It was one of the largest single human migrations in history.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The most daring and innovative accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century.