The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
The story of Chicago's dramatic transformation from a swampy frontier town to a massive metropolis in the nineteenth century.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
The legal efforts by a team of African American lawyers to eradicate segregation ultimately led to the landmark Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.