An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.
With the clock ticking and the city under fire how many could be saved?
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
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 Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.