The story of the polio crusade pays tribute to a time when Americans banded together to conquer a terrible disease. The medical breakthrough saved countless lives and had a pervasive impact on American philanthropy that continues to be felt today.
Explore how Orson Welles' genius use of the new medium of radio struck fear into an already anxious nation.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
in 1931, Grace Hubbard Fortescue received a one-hour sentence for murdering a local Hawaiian accused of raping her daughter.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.