The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
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.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.