Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.