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.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The trial of Charles Julius Guiteau, who assassinated President James A. Garfield, turned into a public battle over the meaning of insanity.
How five abolitionist allies turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
Intrepid journalist Nelly Bly went on a journey around the world breaking the record of Julius Verne's fictional character.