Wyatt Earp came to epitomize the marshal responsible for taming the Wild West.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
Originally settled as a mail stop, Las Vegas changed from an Old West vacation town, to a mafia haven, to the "Atomic City" and "Sin City."