The daughter of one of South Carolina's first families, Angelina Grimke lived in luxury. But she also believed slavery was a sin and God would punish people who had slaves.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
A brilliant scientist, Oppenheimer was tasked with the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.