Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
A man who symbolized African American equality fought a proponent of Hitler's Aryan racial theories on the eve of World War II.
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.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
Joseph Goebbels, the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany, was the mastermind behind Adolf Hitler's success.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.