A new religion called spiritualism affected the nation in the era of Abraham Lincoln, P. T. Barnum and Frederick Douglass. The movement faded by 1880 as frauds were revealed.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The little-known story of a black independent film industry that produced nearly 500 feature films for African American audiences.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
Between 1890 and 1920, 12 million people emigrated from Europe arriving in New York Harbor and Ellis Island.