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.
From letters of the second U.S. president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail, this film explores their tumultuous times.
Today one of the most-recognized figures in American literary history, poet Walt Whitman was denounced by critics in his own time.
The story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century.
The young CBS reporter changed his pacifist ideals after reporting on the rise of fascism in Europe during World War II.
Creating Miami Beach from a narrow spit of Florida swampland, Carl Fisher made a fortune until a devastating hurricane and the stock market crash of 1929 wiped him out.
Richard Nixon faced impeachment but also ended the Vietnam War. Part of the award-winning Presidents Collection.
At the height of segregation, an unlikely alliance between a black medical genius and a white surgeon led to a pioneering medical breakthrough.
George Eastman introduced the Kodak and Brownie camera systems and transformed photography into something anybody could do.