The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, from the 1940s into the 50s, with contemporary performances by both.
The shocking story of Richard Leopold and Nathan Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
A sensational story of power, class, and revenge in New York City when Harry Thaw murdered Stanford White over showgirl Evelyn Nesbit.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.