A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
The internationally famous carnival of delights in New York was the birthplace of the hot dog and the roller coaster.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.