From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
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 stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
The Alaskan Highway stands today as one of the boldest homeland security initiatives ever undertaken.