Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Of all the alphabet agencies of the New Deal, none captured the public's imagination like J. Edgar Hoover's FBI.
The trial of nine falsely accused African American teens in Alabama would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War.
America came apart in 1964 and has since been reborn.
Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst fought to suppress a film by Orson Welles, a film that would become one of cinema's masterpieces.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The life story of Aimee Semple McPherson, religious evangelist instrumental in bringing conservative Protestantism into mainstream culture.