During the defining months of the offensive against Germany, American forces faced a moral and strategic dilemma.
The acquittal of the murderers of Chicago teen Emmett Till mobilized the civil rights movement.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.