When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
John Philip Sousa was America's favorite bandmaster.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.