In 1885, Annie Oakley began an association with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West show -- despite some hesitation on Cody's part about hiring a woman. The five-foot-tall sharpshooter's star was on the rise -- that season, she performed in front of 150,000 people in 40 cities. The following year, the show entertained almost 360,000 people at its summer location on Staten Island, New York, and soon Oakley's fame was known far and wide. She would be a top attraction with the Wild West for 17 years.
Browse a selection of posters promoting Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West show.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The story of the American civil rights movement is told through its powerful music -- the freedom songs that protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in police wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.