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 Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
From Joseph Smith's discovery of gold tablets to persecution, migration, and settlement in Utah, the film explores the history of the most American of religions.
In 1897, Arctic explorer Robert Peary caused a sensation when he returned from Greenland with five Eskimos.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
A biography of the last outlaws of the American Wild West
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.