The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences, dealing with issues such as crime, racism and lynching.
Prohibition's effect on Detroit, Michigan, the first major American city to "go dry," and the growth of the liquor smuggling industry.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.