A civil rights leader in Harlem before entering politics, Powell was one of the most charismatic black leaders of the 20th century. He served as a New York congressman during the Fifties and Sixties.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
A courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.
Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Richard Sears and Alva Curtis Roebuck brought consumer goods to the hands of every American with their Sears and Roebuck catalogue.
The story of Native peoples’ valiant resistance to expulsion from their lands and the extinction of their culture.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.