Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
A nostalgic and humorous look at how old world Chicago lives side by side with the new.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.