In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.