Roman Catholic priest Father Charles Coughlin used the power of radio to rail against the nation's economic system in the Depression.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.
In 1978 over 900 people led by Rev. Jim Jones died in the largest mass murder-suicide in history, at Jonestown, Guyana.
The story behind the development of the oral contraceptive that put women in control of birth control.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
During the 1960s the Ku Klux Klan would rise again in the most progressive southern state.