The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, and thrived from the Depression through World War II, leaving a legacy in music.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Bascom Lamar Lunsford and his campaign to preserve mountain music and dance.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
For 21 years, Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley ruled the city, building the Sears Tower and O'Hare Airport.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.