Who is your western hero? The legend of the Wild West has been played out in American Popular culture since the start of westward expansion. From Billy the Kid to Wyatt Earp, and George Custer to Geronimo, the real-life people who helped tame the west would shape the western heroes celebrated in film and television for decades. Share your real or fictional western hero below.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
A six-hour series on how the West was lost and won, from the Gold Rush in 1848 until Wounded Knee in 1893.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
During the Great Depression, Americans built the Hoover Dam, one of the greatest engineering works in history.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.