Born in Puerto Rico, Clemente was an exceptional baseball player and humanitarian whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change. He would die in a tragic plane crash.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
The life of the president who saw himself as the heroic defender of the "shining city on a hill." Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.