The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age. She was cast out of 19th-century New England society and died in poverty.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The story of James Garfield, one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president, and his assassination by a deluded madman.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.