A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease.
The staggering death tolls of the Civil War permanently altered the character of the republic and the psyche of the American people.
The last surviving member of a California Indian tribe became a sensation in 1911.