At 22, William Lloyd Garrison moved to Boston and settles on the abolition of slavery as the cause that will give meaning to his life.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
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.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.