An African American civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells was born into slavery before becoming a journalist in Memphis.
America's first First Lady defined the role of the President's wife and in the process changed the face of the American presidency.
His stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Premiering May 1.
The African American jazz composer and bandleader performed regularly at Harlem's Cotton Club, leaving a legacy in music.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The unusual life of David Vetter, who lived permanently inside a germ-free environment due to severe combined immunodeficiency.
"The Wizard of Menlo Park," Inventor Thomas Edison, built the first practical light bulb and revolutionized the world.
The six-part story of a frontiersman farmer and a wealthy Confederate slave-owner's daughter.