Having recently moved to Cincinnati with her family, Harriet Beecher visited the slave state of Kentucky in 1833, staying here at the Marshall Key House.
While in Kentucky, she witnessed slavery up close for the first time.
From a small-town Texas murder emerged a landmark civil rights case that successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
The remarkable and tragic life of the third Kennedy son, Robert F. Kennedy.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.