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.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
A central figure in the narrative of how the west was won, Wyatt Earp and his story became an American legend. Part of the Wild West collection.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
Quilting and the intimate clues it yields about the lives of 19th century women.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.