Head of the most powerful family in America, billionaire John D. Rockefeller's vast philanthropy changed his family's reputation.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
The ultimate frontiersman, Carson inspired popular novels before being associated with the "Long Walk" of the Navajo people.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.