Malcolm X, a man who both terrified and inspired, expressed the anger and struggle of black people for freedom in the 1960s.
In the decade after the Civil War, former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart with spirituals, the religious anthems of slavery.
The Freedom Summer of 1964 saw whites and blacks coming together in a nonviolent army to bring national attention to the struggle for racial equality.
The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Earhart disappeared in 1937 during an attempt to circumnavigate the world by airplane.
The story of Liliu'okalani, the last queen and ruler of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii.
A look at JFK's assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald and the subsequent investigations that lead to a widespread loss of trust in government institutions.
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today.