Who was your favorite 20th-century American president? Was it FDR? Kennedy? Reagan? Or one of the other 14 men from Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) to Bill Clinton (1993-2001) who helped usher the United States through the 1900s? Who do you think was the most influential? Who had the greatest impact on the country we live in today?
In August 1942 the murder of a young Mexican American man ignited a firestorm in Los Angeles, ultimately sparking brutal race riots.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Robert Noyce's invention of the microchip launched the world into the Information Age.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.