Silent film actress Mary Pickford played a pivotal role in bringing Hollywood into the center of the motion picture industry.
An African American minister whose dream of ending racism galvanized millions of Americans in the civil rights movement.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
In 1936, GM and Ford could not stop one of the worst battles of the American labor movement.
Murderer, martyr, hero - John Brown's violent crusade against slavery would divide the nation and spark the Civil War.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
Football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame was a pivotal figure in the sudden rise of sports to a position of power in American culture.