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.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
Harry Truman was responsible for finding America's place at the start of the Cold War. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.