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.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.