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 country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
The American effort to relieve starvation in Soviet Russia in 1921 during the worst natural disaster in Europe in 500 years.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.