Dolley Madison lived through the two wars that established the U.S., was friends with the first 12 Presidents, and watched America evolve from a struggling young republic to the first modern democracy in the world. She was nicknamed "Queen Dolley," and when she died she was given the largest state funeral the capital had ever seen for a woman.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The influential musical pioneers from Appalachia whose recordings lifted spirits during the Great Depression.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The Last Stand, the final act of General George Custer's larger-than-life career, played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. Part of the Wild West collection.