Often called “the first First Lady,” Dolley Madison defined the role of the President’s wife and hostess. With her behind-the-scenes influence on political policy and her expansion of the expected role of the First Lady, Dolley Madison was one woman among many who broke new ground in the White House. Browse this gallery of other first ladies.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
The story of a Vietnamese mother, the Amerasian daughter she sent away for adoption, and their reunion 22 years after the Vietnam War.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.