In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The thrilling true story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed against all odds in Nazi Germany in 1936.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.