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 great songwriter, Stephen Foster, wrote 200 songs but died a penniless alcoholic at 37.
A saga of ambition, wealth, family loyalty and personal tragedy.
The founding father laid the groundwork for the nation's modern economy, including the banking system and Wall Street.
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.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Author, soldier, scientist, outdoorsman and caring father, he was the youngest man to become president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.