America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The coal miners' battle for dignity led to the largest armed insurrection since the American Civil War.
It was the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
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.