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.
Before he became the first U.S. president, service to the colonies would profoundly change George Washington.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
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 life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
In 1969, homosexuality was illegal in almost every state... but that was about to change. The Stonewall riots marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.