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.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
In 1934, American polar explorer Richard Byrd became the first to experience winter in Antarctica's interior.
A great playwright's turbulent story, from childhood through the years of his Nobel Prize-winning career to his lonely, painful death.
Clemente was an exceptional baseball player whose career sheds light on larger issues of immigration, civil rights and cultural change.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The Chiricahua Apache medicine man and warrior who refused to accept white man's 'civilization.' Part of The Wild West collection.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.