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.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
This 11-hour series analyzes the costs and consequences of the war that changed a generation and continues to color American thinking today.
America's first great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
The world famous escape artist could escape from everything - except his own mortality.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.