Since 1921, dozens of movies, television programs, books, plays, and comic books have featured a character based on Jesse James; actors Roy Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Rob Lowe, Colin Farrell and Brad Pitt have all played James in feature films, depicting him in very different lights. Which portrayal do you think is the most historically accurate? Do you have a favorite?
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The impact of tuberculosis in America, once the deadliest killer in human history.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
Before World War II, young Chinese Americans defied cultural tradition in San Francisco's Chinatown, previously closed to outsiders.
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
From Reconstruction to the 1960s, this film offers a portrait of New Orleans that reflects the best and the worst in America.