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.
Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit was the long shot that captured America's heart during the Depression.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
A star in baseball's golden age, Joe DiMaggio's celebrity status and tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe brought him pain.
The true story behind the most romanticized, infamous outlaw couple in U.S. history and their gang.
The legendary tale of Emeline Gurney, who - as the story goes - sold an illegitimate child at the age of 14 only to marry him at a later age.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
Their intense faith and strict adherence to 300-year-old traditions have by turn captivated and repelled, awed and irritated, inspired and confused America.