The evolution of rhythm and blues through the careers of singers Ruth Brown and Charles Brown, with contemporary performances by both.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.