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.
James Michael Curley and his sophisticated political machine dominated Boston for almost half a century.
The story of a Russian immigrant and anarchist who is said to have inspired the assassination of President William McKinley.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.
General Douglas MacArthur led American troops in World Wars I and II before being fired by President Harry Truman during the Korean War.