Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats. Part of the Wild West collection.
In September 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made an unprecedented visit to America, creating a media circus as he traveled from coast to coast.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.