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.
A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South.
A president who rose from a broken childhood to become one of the most successful politicians in modern American history, and one of the most complex and conflicted characters to ever stride across the public stage.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
American comandante William Morgan went to Cuba to help Fidel Castro return the country to a democracy. Instead, four years later, he was executed.
A peanut farmer who rose to become America's 39th president. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was one of America's least understood presidents. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
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.