In Rochester, New York, the last stop on the Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass published abolitionist newspaper "The North Star," naming it after the icon followed by so many escaping slaves on their quest to freedom.
Legendary bank robber John Dillinger garnered the admiration of many struggling Americans, but FBI took him down with a message: crime doesn't pay.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.