A writer's childhood and the development of her photography and writing about the American South. Based on Welty's 1983 autobiography of the same name.
Mathematician and paranoid schizophrenic John Nash's work became a foundation of modern economic theory.
The women's suffrage movement won the right to vote when the 19th Amendment passed in 1920.
With data compiled from tens of thousands of sex questionnaires, Alfred Kinsey changed America's views about sex with the Kinsey Reports.
Eleanor Roosevelt supported the President's New Deal and advocated for civil rights, becoming one of the 20th century's most influential women.
An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
Cuba's Communist leader defied the odds, surviving his Soviet benefactors, the wrath of U.S. presidents, two diplomatic crises and assassination attempts.
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration.